Friday, January 4, 2008

Happy New Year!


Hope everyone is recovered from the festive season. I absolutely love it, but am so glad that it's over. We had way too many parties, and all of them at our house, and my birthday is three days after Christmas. My birthday wish this year was a day of relaxing LOL and I did get it :)

This is a really wonderful new year for me. This last year I have had my first Art Shows, lost 83 lbs, gained a lot of confidence, and met the most fantastic artists, both online and IRL.

Now I have started a new job, which I absolutely love, and am so excited about making lots of new art this year. We are hoping to get our house on the market soon, and move to a larger home in a better school district, where I will set up a permanent studio. I am always afraid to hope for things, and have too many good things happen at once ( I am a total believer in what comes up, must come down) but knock on wood, this just may be a wonderful year :D :D

17 comments:

purple cucumbers folk art said...

Hi darling,just passing threw,hope y'all had great holidays,I have been in hospital again but feeling much better.

Lori said...

hi Colleen! it sounds like you had a wonderful year and i hope 2008 is even better!!!

Pearl Maple said...

Congrats on all your successes in 2007 & good luck with all your plans for 2008, although it does sound like you are on a wining streak you shouldn’t need luck.

Great photos over Christmas, thanks for sharing.

Monica said...

Congrats to you on a great year heres to another!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Good luck on continued success. Hope the New Year brings everything you desire.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wow! What a banner year. Hope the house sells for you soon--as a mom of 4 too, I know that a little breathing room makes life a bit more enjoyable, especially for mom.
Best wishes for another banner year.
Cathy

Genevieve Olsen said...

Congrats! On all that you have acomplished and a wish for all of the new plans to come through without a hitch!!! Have a great week! "see" you soon!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Happy belated birthday! Wishing you the best for 2008! Now...do tell.... how did you loose the 83 pounds!! That's amazing too!
Barbara
Southern Lady's Vintage

Mosaic*Queen said...

Congrats on EVERYTHING Miss Colleen!!! Oh, and Happy New Year and Happy Belated Birthday!!!
I Believe that when One does good, One gets good! So, just keep that Good Karma coming!!!!
Hugs to you!!!
Michelle

Jennifer said...

You have so much to be proud of, and so much to look forward to! Hey, rather than "what goes up, must come down," why not think, "what goes around, comes around" -- good things keep happening for good people who share their goodness with others! Can't wait to hear how this year's wonderful adventures and successes unfold for you....

Cathy said...

Colleen you should be very proud of yourself, never doubt that ANYTHING is possible. Buy a copy of "THE SECRET" (book or dvd) and start a "VISION BOARD" with pics of all of your hopes and dreams. Look at it each morning and I would say you are off to the perfect start of an amazing year.

I took am Glitter crazy, so I am drawn to other that LOVE sparkle. I spent most of my life dreaming of things I wanted. Then I realized I could HAVE them all, but it would take hard work and time. I hope you can visit my blog, scroll down and bit and see photos of my dreams coming true!

My best to you,

Cathy

Roxie said...

Congrats on some great happenings! Stay positive, you WILL have a great year no doubt.
I just found your blog and love the name and everything about it.

karin (creativechaos) said...

Congratulations!!! 83 pounds?!? Art show?!?! What a great start! Here is to a fantastic New Year and all the best.....And I love the picture....I love seeing everyone's picture so I have a visual when I'm blogging!

Tammy said...

All sorts of wonderful things going on for you!! And here's to nothing but the best in 2008!! xoxo

Tootie said...

Happy belated birthday! My B-day was 4 days after Christmas!

Popsicles & Lollipops said...

Congratulations on all your successes! Found your blog through another. I am enjoying your work very much! Best wishes for another banner year in 2008!
Hugs,
Karen

Lucy said...

Congratulations on ALL of your successes and milestones you reached in 2007!!! Especially the weight loss, as that had to been a major accomplishment for you :)

Good luck with your new job and with moving in 2008!