Since then a couple of years have past and I moved to another country.
Back in December 2017, I made a lot of plans to hit 2018 running and make it the year I got back to writing and take my art to the next level. I was going to blog all my wonderful creations that I was painting and witticisms that I was writing.
For most of December, I had been very ill with a nasty flu bug, so as part of my new determined and slightly enforced vitality, at the start of January, I said to my husband, 'Come on, let's go out for a nice healthy walk, it'll be good for us'...
We had got as far as the local pub when the bow on my right shoe caught on the lace hook on my left foot, I fell over and fractured my shoulder, and my words have become the butt of many jokes.
So here I am nearly at the end of March and my New Years Resolutions are completely neglected. I have painted one picture with a very stiff arm and managed to mess up one of my works in progress by trying to get back to things too soon, so I am learning a lot about rectifying mistakes and the value of physiotherapy.
So my New Year is going to come a bit late this year, but I am revving up for it. I think I am still mid December, tied up with lots of commitments, looking forward to some good roast potatoes and vegan nut roast, and wrapped up in my fluffy dressing gown, but come April 1st, I will start being very strict with unnecessary demands on my time, and putting my creative projects and health at the top of my agenda.
So I'm off to celebrate the mid winter solstice, which in these temperatures feels appropriate, and investigate a new art technique I have recently been introduced to.
So until next time, when I shall tell you all about my collision with Makuhanga, how wood block carving may not agree with a healing fractured shoulder, but has given a Tarot and watercolour enthusiast some very exciting ideas, Lydia and I shall bid you farewell :-)
Be safe and well and take time to kiss your moggies xx