starting the New Year with a word has been our family's tradition for the past several years. like a clean slate or "permission to change" we can re-think and re-evaluate the path life guides us through.
each New Years eve, we share with each other our word and do our best to explain why we chose it. as each child has gotten older, this tradition has been such a blessing. the gift of hearing each child explaining their reasons for choosing their word...well as a parent, just know it brings tears of joy and love to my eyes.
this years words are: acceptance, believe, better, different and...nourish.
nour·ishverb \ˈnər-ish, ˈnə-rish\
: to provide (someone or something) with food and other things that are needed to live, be healthy, etc.
: to cause (something) to develop or grow stronger
my word is both literal and symbolic.
if i learned nothing else this year, i learned that i must take care of my health. eating right and leading by healthy example is something that not only feels good, but sends a very powerful message to my children.
making the time together count, sharing our lives and communicating had made all the difference in the world this year. nourishing these relationships makes all of us better.
my art is changing, i am changing...i will allow the intuitive voices to lead me and let them feed the passion for my art.
2014 was filled with its fair share of sadness and joy...but i believe going through each and every moment of ups and downs we emerge stronger. everyday we are gifted with the chance to see clearer, with less judgement, doubt and fear...this year i would like to nourish this gift, become stronger and love more deeply.
i wish this gift for each of you and hope to share this nourishment with you through my art. Art is so healing, it empowers and is gives us a vehicle to share ourselves.
together in 2015, i hope through this shared journey i am able to nourish something in you, making you stronger and nourish your own passions for art.