Monday, December 28, 2009

Looking forward to 2010

For us sticklers, 2010 does not start a new decade -- that starts at the end of 2010. Nonetheless, we can still look forward to it, and enjoy the last year of the old decade first.

And here's this year's path ahead picture.

Note the total absence of snow in the picture, taken yesterday after endless torrential rain washed away all the masses of snow, and left us with walking paths and sunshine and generally welcome weather to those of us who don't much go for snow after the first nice fall.

And there's a little study of rocks. I do this all the time, did this on yesterday's walk, as a visual exercise or playtime, and thought I'd share one with you.

It may or may not find its way into a future drawing or monotype or tapestry, who knows. It made me wonder what you do along these lines: poets among you, do you try over phrases or note them from time to time? novelists, do you play around with character aspects, musicians, do you noodle at musical phrases or gestures, knitters, do you think about stitch patterns and how to combine them in new ways? cooks, do you have sudden inspirations about what to combine to make a new dish? post here to share if you'd like to. I'd love to hear.

And finally one of my neighbors has a plate holder I just had to show you, since I think it about sums up a nice approach to life, and one I plan to adopt next year.

To those of us who had a tough 2009, let's hope for a much better 2010, and for those of us who had a nice 2009, let's hope for another nice year. I'm a bit early, but that's me!


  1. Very strange - to me - to see green grass in December. We're buried under snow and ice here. Just the way I like it!

    I do play around with characters when I write, and I tuck things away in the back of my mind to think about later, or to explore later. Some of it manages to make it into stories, and some of it doesn't.

  2. And happy new year to you and yours!


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