31 December 2005

good fortune not old upcoming 12 months!!


snowman Originally uploaded by dressform.

the long awkward way of saying happy new year! 2005 is going out with a BANG in our hood. it's been raining non-stop. pouring really. flood warnings [that wrenching noise on the TV and radio] roof leaking [ugh! we thought we took care of this!] 50 mile per hour winds with branches all over the place.... i guess 05 doesn't want to just go quietly.

above is the adorable dapper vintage snowman box that E and C gave us yesterday. he seemed like the perfect pal to usher in 2006 to me....

i've been thinking a lot [this time of year certainly does this to you, huh?] actually contemplating would be more like it. it's funny how we humans use this whole time thing as a marker to institute change or make decisions. i wonder if this is just part of our instinctual fiber.... re-assess and institute alternatives or plunge forward [if things are working for you] every 12 months...

haven't been blogging much because as the countess and i were discussing: if you don't have something interesting to blog about, then why blog? but i'm starting to think that it's all interesting in one way or another. some of the art that i love the most documents the most mundane of moments. and i really think that sometimes by simply typing something [no matter how boring] it can actually manufacture a bit of magic, or a sliver of inspiration [ok, maybe blogging about laundry would not be so great, but....] i can hardly believe that this is the 2nd new years that my blog has managed to witness.....

and in this year so much has changed. i now feel entrenched in this community that i have the utmost respect for. i am so inspired by all of you out there - and so thankful for all of you that visit and comment and notice. really and truly. i had no idea that i would find such loyal, authentic, and frankly tangible friendships with people whose voices i never hear and whose faces i don't see [other than in photos or the occasional lucky meeting!]

i am so very very lucky. for my friends, for my family [who i know sometimes rely on this little blog to know what i'm up to!] thank you. happy new year.

p/s :: if any of you are feeling reflective, and haven't done so already - participate in "why i blog"... i'd love to read more and add to the list!

and finally
zzzz
tonka hopes that you all celebrate so much that you spend tomorrow like this.

12 comments:

wendy said...

happy new year!!
we've got a bit of snow coming down with big flakes over on the other coast.
hope you stay warm and cozy.

Alison said...

I'm with Tonka all the way - except it's from a heat induced coma rather than excess.

I want to do a why we blog thing....just need to stop melting...

Liesl said...

I had to study the photo for a few minutes before I realized what it was. What a cutie! Happy New Year!

Di said...

best wishes for what you want achieve this year
I must put down my thoughts about why I blog too- I've been trying to get my head around it for a little while now.

pat said...

keep on blogging, girl....and painting, teaching, silk screening, and all of the other wonderful things you do!!!!

erin scissorhands said...

wow, lots of bad weather! good reason to blog and craft though:)

anke said...

Happy New Year dearest Lisa - I hope it will be a wonderful one for you!

I love your post, it sent shivers down my spine. I don't know what to comment on first...
Time is strange. It doesn't really exist if you think about it - it's just a concept invented because we humans need guidelines. (Which of course means that age is just a concept too...) :)
And I'm not sure sometimes if the only reason to blog is blogging itself. But I guess anything is okay if we don't end up describing what we had for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I love to be introduced to new artists by you - you are my inspiration! Sometimes the things that interest us most during a certain period of time describe best what were we are at in our life at that time. Does that make any sense?

Again - I hope you and your loved ones (animal or human) will have a very very happy New Year! :) XXXOOO

Manda said...

Happy New Year! I've just found your blog and am loving it. I'm only just starting out blogging, so it's very interesting to read why others do it.

andrea said...

happy new year!!!

so glad I found my way to you... you have been such an inspiration (oh yes you have!) and so fun to get to know. visiting your blog is a highlight and such a joy! I'm so with you-- this community that I find myself in sort of snuck up on me, caught me by surprise! I'm amazed by the constant stream of support, inspiration, creativity that comes my way... we are so lucky to have this community, aren't we?

as for the writing thing, yes-- for so long, I really felt I had nothing to write about. I mean, I wrote (and still write) in my journal because it didn't seem to matter whether I had anything to say or not... I just wanted to write. but when I started blogging, I was amazed at all that came out of me. (and I will stop there because this feels like the beginning of my 'why I blog' piece!)...

anyway... here's to a fabulour year! (2006, I can't believe it)

Anonymous said...

Rain and wind are such a nasty combination! All of your storms and dumping ridiculous amounts of snow on the Rockies, but we're parched and in the 60's out here on the eastern plains. How are your pets doing with all the commotion?

We do need our rituals, routines and traditions to make sense of our surroundings, to communicate and to feel connected to each other. I'll keep following your journey as long as you keep telling your story, whatever it may be.

Happiness in this new year and always.

Lisa | eots

natalie said...

love your post...thank you!

happy new year! (i've spent the first days of 2006 in my bed...yay! for extreme laziness)

Nicole said...

Hey! You! Happy new year and all that :) Thanks so much for being such a great blogspiration this year! Big hugs and tickles to lovely Tonka. Oh and a boobie hug to you (.)(.)