all that is past...

Another year has come to its end. In my mind I have always visualised each passing year in a sort of linear, tabular form... so that as one year ends, the eye of my mind is required to forcibly lift itself up from the bottom right hand corner, where the December days are dark and worn, and move up, along and over, to the top left, to January: to a place of gradually increasing light... a new page, a clean beginning, a fresh start. This year, I am so ready for that new page. It has been a challenging and frustrating twelve months. Pleasures and achievements have been small but intense... some of them are illustrated here.

My wish for us all this new year is light, laughter, peace, happy memories, creativity, fun, health, good times, lovely surprises, warm weather, and friendship. All the way through to the end.

23 comments:

Heloise said...

May all your wishes come to fruition.

Wishing you a happy, peaceful and creative New Year.

Vintage Tea Time said...

Happy New Year to you! Abby

Gigibird said...

Here here.

Gigibird said...

or should I say hear hear

Gigibird said...

ha ha

elizabethm said...

Happy New year Sue. And I still think you should come over here on one of your jaunts out - truly, I think you would love it and it would be great to meet you!

Lyn said...

Happy New year and I love your hopes for the coming year.
love
lyn
xxx

Hollace said...

Your year's palette is so beautiful.
Happy NEW year!
Holly

Gilly said...

And a Happy New Year to you too! Love the photos - my year is linear, but goes up and down, - up being summer, down being winter.

But at least we are on the climb up now. And the days are getting slowly lighter. Can only be good!

A Time to Dance said...

Lovely pictures....I love your palate....Wishing all good things for you and yours 2011....every blessing from Helen XX

little birds fly said...

Cheers to that! I've got my fingers crossed for a more peaceful and happy year to come too.

Your blog is just lovely and soothing and makes me stop and take a breath each time I stop by, thank you for that.

Jennifer

marigold jam said...

Beautiful mosaics and love the words you have used for your new year wishes - let's hope we all have at least some of those things during the next twelve months.

Best wishes for 2011 to you and yours.

Jane

caireen said...

beautiful colours - Happy New 2011, Mouse - may all your creative and life dreams come true for you in the way you would like. Caireen x

Jane said...

Amen to that, Sue. I'm willing myself a better year this year - well it's worth a try :-)

Frances said...

Sue, many of your reflections on what is now last year ring true to me, also.

Last week, I saw the latest Mike Leigh film, Another Year. Perhaps it's a good movie to see just now.

I am not making any big resolutions, but have already started thinking about things I would like to do this year (not quite the same as things to "accomplish.")

It will be fun to check in with each other at the new months appear and share some news.

xo

acornmoon said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, I hope your dreams come true.

I have just packed away my little Christmas star/wreath for another year. I look forward to seeing what you create in this new decade.

Gina said...

May all your wishes for 2011 come true!

rossichka said...

Your wishes are my wishes, too. Last year was very hard for me, with some small exceptions and bright moments to remember. So I was eager for the new beginning to come, too! I pray so much for health, luck and quiet days!
Have a wonderful New Year, Sue, full of beauty, love and inspiration!

paintdropskeepfalling said...

I enjoyed finding your blog this year. Happy New Year - hope it's full of all you need and want. Claire

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Beautiful and inspiring photos
Happy new year to you Sue
Carolyn x

Jackie said...

Perfect sentiments for the New Year. You put it so well and your photos are delicious.

Cottage Garden said...

Such refreshing words and images for the start of a new year and a new decade.

Happy New Year Sue to you and yours! I hope 2011 is good for you.

Jeanne
x

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