Wednesday, December 31, 2008

More Days Like This for 2009


beach toes
Originally uploaded by Funky Art Queen
Resolving to Make My Resolutions:
I'm really struggling wtih coming up with a plan for the new year. I know I want all the usual things ie; healthier living, being kinder, taking more time with family, being a better housekeeper, employee,sister,daughter,mother,wife, fellow blogger, and friend (taking a moment for a breath) and not to mention.....ARTIST! It can be overwhelming at times can't it? How can I improve in all areas at once? That is where I mess up.....thinking such thoughts.

So, some how, I will have to get my mind in a relaxed state and be quiet for a while until clarity comes. Maybe I should take up meditation? Hee-hee, people that know me well will think that is funny.

Seriously though, I do think that more times like the beach scene here are important. So that is my number one resolution.

I also want to expand my horizons. I have begun the process of developing a creative instructional book. I'm keeping the subject matter private for now. Any help on that topic of getting such a book published (not self publishing)is appreciated.

I also want to take some classes in the art/creative world.

I want to help my daughter more with her art too. She has turned out to be quite the little artist. I don't like her subject matter so much as it is darker and scary stuff....but she understands that. I love her talent though. It is kind of a yin/yang thing at our house. Ha!

Oh, and I really, really, really want to go somewhere with a beautiful beach with my husband in the summer. This September will be our 25th anniversary and that will be our celebration.

Then, I want my husband and I to focus more on our retirement plans ie; saving, planning, and dreaming.

Happy New Year to all of my friends and family in blogger world. 2009!!!

9 comments:

Carmen said...

Happy New Year! Wishing you the best for 2009 and beyond!


Namasté,

Carmen

Sabii Wabii said...

Lesley,
I just read your article in Paper,cloth,scissors...great job.

Susan said...

Happy New Year! Susan

Kim Mailhot said...

Happy New Year Lesley !!!!

I know what ever you resolve to change/add/delete into your world, it will be done with love and care and amazing creativity !

May 2009 bring you many memory making moments and sweet peaceful love !
Cheers !

Artmom said...

Happy New Year fellow west Texan!!
Almost 31 years here, celebrate those milestones!! They are the gifts from heaven!
(And I too have an amazingly talented daughter, but mine is reluctant to pursue her gift. She is only 21, so maybe someday!)
Bless you and yours in this bright shiney New Year! Deb W

lulu said...

oh fun beach shot! ;) really love it! and happy happy new year to yous! ;) xo

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Happy new year Lesley! I KNOW I want to see more of your art in bookstores! Bring it!

Hope all your dreams & wishes for 09 come true!

Funky Art Queen said...

Sabi Wabi complimented me cuz she thought the article with Lesley Riley in CPS was mine. Thanks any way sabii

thrilled by the thought said...

Great resolutions! I'm with you on the beach one! I also want to spend more time pursuing artistic endeavors. I can't draw or paint to save my life, but I continually surprise myself with other forms of creativity that I am actually good at! This year is going to be about developing those!