Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Day

I've been thinking about beginnings and endings a lot lately. Freebie calendars with the new months of 2010 have been popping up in the mailbox for weeks making me think about all of those days. Days that have shaped and formed who we are, but how we still determine who we will be in the days ahead. I thought about new year resolutions...starts and hiccups to becoming who we want to be. My whimsical translation? A broken shell of old days resulting in a renewal of sorts...a fresh beginning.

While I did intend for this piece to be new years appropriate, I think it's even more important to remember that fresh beginnings can happen any day. Taking on a whole year and placing all of that resolution weight on January 1st is too overwhelming. If we don't get it right today, there's always tomorrow.

*prints available in my etsy shop.

13 comments:

Tina Poe said...

Love your textures and patterns mixed here, great eye candy!

sandybau said...

Such lovely work!! The colors, textures and patterns are fantastic!
Best wishes!
Sandra

Lucretia said...

Love the layers and the colors. It definitely makes me feel renewed.

spindelmaker said...

wow, this is really colorful and playul! If it doesn´t make you happy, something is wrong with you :-) Have a nice day!

k.h.whitaker said...

very cute, I like your style

An Altered Wonderland said...

the colors of your painting are so beautiful and vibrant! i love it!

hellesbelles86 said...

That is beautiful!! Love the color combinations and the numbers and everything everything everything about it!

Lisa said...

Just browsed your blog and I really like your work. I found this through IF.

Valerie Lorimer said...

This is beautiful! I love all the textures and colors. Great style!

Anke Martin said...

Hi June! Happy New Year! Hope the New Year brings you lot's of great things, fun, adventures and lot's of great art times! Enjoyed your post and of course your wonderful artwork!
Smiles, Anke ;)

Dayle's Painted Diary-Dayle Dodwell said...

Lovely piece.

dthaase said...

so well crafted - great illustration

Thrifty Miss said...

I love the warmth and vibrancy of this piece, lovely!