Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Bright and Shiny New Year

  Original papercut by Judy Hartman  

I'm so happy to begin the seventh year of this blog, as well as the new year, 2013. I love everything about a new year. The process of taking down Christmas decorations, putting away gifts and cleaning the house gives me a feeling of fresh new beginnings. I'm also a hopeless goal setter and take pleasure in shaping new challenges for the coming months - ideas for artwork, health, and self improvement.

Last night, my husband and I went to a gathering at my friend Janice's house,
where Janice shared with me some of her wonderful mixed media artwork. Janice and I made a "pinky swear" to exchange ATCs every month, as we had done in past years. My goal is to make cards based on nature, and I'll share our exchange each month here.

I also plan to create more stitched artwork, and to revive my long dormant blog, Paper Perks, with more cut paper art.

I want to wish all of my readers a very happy and productive New Year. Thank you for hanging in there with me, for putting up with my long gaps between postings and for your thoughtful comments. I'm looking forward to a rich, creative year for all of us!!


Happy New Year, one and all!
    

6 comments:

Libby Fife said...

Thanks so much Judy. Looking forward to another year and all that you might do. Keep up your work and efforts-I know 2013 will be great! (Love that paper cut also:))

Karen L R said...

2013 is full of possibilities! Looking forward to sharing them with you, dear Judy. xo

Andrea said...

GORGEOUS paper cut! Looking forward to seeing Paper Perks re-energized in 2013.
Wishing you a very Happy & Creative New Year!

Simone said...

Have the happiest of new years Judy!!! I love your intricate paper cut and look forward to seeing more over the coming year. x

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Such a beautiful papercut Judy! I wish you a beautiful, love-filled, and creative 2013! xoxo

Painting with seasons said...

Have a very nice healthy, creative new Year.
The paper cut is lovely. Great work Judy.
Hel