A whole new year, to love, to live, to create!

gemstone ring

Kaleidoscope Rings by Helene's Dreams - Mixed Gemstones and Mixed Metals.

Hi Everyone!! Happy New Year...it's 2018 and we are off to a whole new start!  I love this time of the year because life is a bit slower, more relaxed, enjoyable at least for me.  I love holidays and family but as I have gotten older I realize just how much work and chaos we become as time goes by.  Everyone is rushing rushing and honestly I am not sure how come we allow this holiday stuff to do this to us. But yes, by this time...I am sincerely grateful for a more balanced back to normal peaceful  life.

2017 was a hard year.  My 39 year old brother actually passed away of congenital heart disease and my mother of 80 years now is still somehow fighting everyday for her life. Yes, I don't talk much about my personal life on Instagram or even FB.  It's just hard you know, I feel like it's terribly sad...who wants to hear my sadness when there is already just soooo much of it. But, I want to say it...say it out loud. I need to get used to this...dying is a part of living...it will happen to all of us at some point. The pain is greater watching those you love in pain..this is what is truly hard.

I am only stronger now. More mature, more open to what the world brings me. I can accept anything...and hope to find energy to fight for what is just and right. It's hard, really hard...we are capable of only so much.  Creating something helps my mind to heal to stay focused on what is in front of me.  So this is the honor of my life...I am grateful that I am experiencing it all even the sadness I suppose.  

I tried to paint this cat with water mixable oils. It's been almost a year since I have even picked up a brush. I had a hard time with his face..head. It's okay to me but heck the colors came out great so I'll be glad to post him here for you and myself to reminisce on.  I need to paint more..its just another thing I love doing.  My problem?  I like to try and experience it all. Not sure it's a good thing really!

HOpe your having a great weekend..thanks for checking in!

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