Happy New Year

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To stray from art for a day and talk about the new year to come.  I should have posted this yesterday but I was out of town, I’m almost 25 so I went out for New Years night. With 2011 slowly fading and 2012 just starting everyone has a resolution, most of the time. Now I know for a fact there are lots of “I will quit smoking this year” or “I will loose all this wait” and I have bin one of those  people who say they will and then don’t. Don’t get me wrong I know some people will be able to do it, but most will give up or say there is always next year. What if that year dose not come for you, things happen and life ends. Instead of making resolutions we can’t keep we should try better then that.  Try “I will be a better person this year” or “I will cut down on my trash and recycle more”. All I am saying is we need to set goals we can stick to. Setting goals we can’t reach makes us feel bad, cuts down our self esteem, and we just say the same thing next year. Round and round the cycle will go until we stop it, change it and transform our way of thinking about the world and ourselves.

What am I doing for the new year? I am going to get my family there own place, I cant live with my in-laws much longer, I don’t want to be here now. I will play with my boys more. I will finish and sell my book, I hope in only a few months. I will paint more and sell my work, It has bin a long time but I still have it. I will believe in my self, believe in my artistic abilities. My oldest sister has called it to my attention that  I don’t think enough of my self. She has told me I am a talented and intelligent person and my brush strokes are beautiful. She made me realise of course she is right, I don’t think much of my self but this year I will do better.

So did I make you think about your New Years resolution, or past ones that failed. A lot of mine did but this year I set goals I can keep. Have a wonderful new year and good luck on your goals, back to art tomorrow!

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About artfulhelix

I'm a mother to three beautiful boys, 8 years, 2 years, and 1 year old, all there birthdays in April with mine (very busy month). I am a wife to a wonderful man who supports every thing I want to do. I have 10 piercings and 11 tattoos, more tattoos coming soon. I am an artist, painting, tattooing, sculpting (haven't done that for a long time), poetry, and a few small crafts. As an artist I felt writing was the next logical step for me. I am enjoying every minute of it, writing, blogging (never thought I would blog), and critiquing. I not only want to talk about my book and the writing proses, but art in general in my blog. I would like to share a poem I wrote a few years ago, but is so me. I came up with it when a very old woman came up to me on the side walk and said " Do you know you are going to hell?" laughing a little inside I said "No, why am I going to hell?" "Because you have desecrated the lords temple with all your piercings and tattoos!" She looks so serious when she said this. I said "I'm not desecrating, I'm decorating!" well that made her mad of course, and she stomped off. later I wrote this: You look at me that way in disgust and disdain I’m pierced and tattooed I must be insane But who are you to judge when you kneel down and pray Just because our beliefs are not the same We are not so different you and I for we are all the same when we die This is nothing against religion, merely about judgment in general. Can't wait to share more of what I love and who I am.

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