Monday, December 27, 2010

As one year rolls into the next

 Sugar coating...sometimes the snow can feel so fresh.  This was taken from my bathroom window some days ago.  As the snow as been raging all day, I look forward to the viewing when light comes again tomorrow.  These last 2 days I feel I have been hibernating and just this evening I am starting to reclaim myself.  I was gifted by myself and others new technology which has its advantages and disadvantages.  I actually forgot about the new traveling camera and I wondered where some photos I had taken, found and I'll share some with you.
 For my open studio I laid out this grouping.  I had planned for them to go into the show at Studio Place Arts but that wasn't to be...and I did want to see them together.  12x12 collage paintings
 Odd studio shot with some painting we were discussing..some new, some not.
 Love witnessing growth wherever/whenever I can.  Yet to be able to offer the object up as a good photo can be a challenge.
 These deer were spotted just across the drive munching on my 'leftover" flowers.  Monkshood, I think.  Their fir is so thick and they stayed so long I could run for the camera and still get several shots before they were uncomfortable with my stare and moved along.
Pink!  Baby girls have come into my life just lately.  I'm making hats and booties and will give this small bowl which says "joy" within.  I don't know if the booties will be given; they almost might stay with me for a while.  Peaceful Christmas, simple gifts.  More to come when 3 Vermonters (us) travel south to MA to visit with family there and with Ezra and his gal coming in from CA.  Our holidays extend into January this year...flexibility, gatherings, sharing laughter, and then finding peace and inspiration in this new year.

Wishing you all a continuing blessed holiday season and a new year filled with abundant hope, joy, and creativity.  Namaste.


Leslie Avon Miller said...

I like your grouping of 12 x 12 collage paintings Maggie! They look great together. Sending you a wish for enjoyable extended holidays and a Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Hi Maggie,
feels like hardly any time since last year when I was visiting your blog and seeing all this snow...
and yet...much water under the bridge... here we are again at the end of one year and poised to start a new year! Lovely to see in your studio and I also loved your collage paintings!
May 2011 bring you much to warm your heart and fill your lives with blessings!

Altoon Sultan said...

Thanks for this lovely collection of images of nature and art to celebrate the holiday season. All the best to you for a happy and productive New Year!

Maggie Neale said...

Thanks Leslie for your visit and encouragement.

Thanks Sophie, it has been a full year, but snow does last long in VT.

Thanks Altoon for being here.

Best wishes to you all for a Happy New Year, full of surprises and love.