I reflect on my life every day of the year, but there’s just something about having to write new numbers on your checks. Not that I write checks much, anymore.
2016 has been a very eventful year. I don’t separate events into “good” and “bad” categories. It’s all just an adventure. Good things come out of bad things and bad things can also come out of good things and it is what it is.
My first traditionally published book, “Cowboy Girls,” was published by HBE Publishing early this year. It is such a joy to hold my very own book in my hands. My other two books, “Petunia’s Airplane” and “Buffalo Herd” are also my babies, but to know that someone liked my work enough to fund its publishing is wonderful. And I got to color it all with markers!
I’ve done at least two 30 day drawing challenges this year. In November, while all the other writers were doing the National Novel Writing Month, I decide to make up my own challenge National Picture Drawing Month. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I challenged myself to do 2 pictures a day. I ended up with 68 pictures. I like to draw.
I love taking someone else’s prompt and making it my own, So this month I used a 30 day drawing challenge that I found on Pinterest. But the real challenge was to do them all in the Paint program on the computer. It was fun.
I’ve started several other projects. The one I want to pursue is “Journey to the Magic River,” which was inspired by the kids at school. It’s a work-in-progress, but the progress will have to wait.
Right now the move to Ireland is taking over my life. It’s a rather daunting task. I have nine boxes in which to fit everything I want to take with me, books, toys, musical instruments, artwork. I will be picking and choosing and changing my mind and choosing and picking again.
But that’s really a good thing. Rissa says I’m a hoarder, but I’m just a collector of cool stuff, a collector of memories. They may not mean anything to anyone else, but to me they are precious.
I will have to let some of it go.
Now the year is almost over. This post has been a bit of a ramble, but I’m in a rambling mood. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.