I'm writing this on the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, so I'm feeling a bit pensive, and reflective. 2014 has been a good year, it was filled with accomplishments and failures; acceptance and rejection; laughter and... well not too many tears, really. Art wise, I've gotten a couple of minor awards, got accepted to a couple of shows, and rejected from some as well. But both at work and in my personal life there were triumphs and setbacks, joys and sorrows. All of which have helped me grow; I feel I've grown in my art, which I hope is visible in these paintings. I feel like I've grown in my personal life as well, in my relationships with the people around me. As for my career, well... not so much growth this year, but I'm working on it!
Through all of 2014, I continue to be blessed, and much more than ever. I don't typically like to write about religious things, but I feel that God has been so generous to me. When my Evangelical friends tell me that there is nothing you can do to deserve God's salvation, I think I have a better understanding of what that means now. On the other hand, I feel we must try.
So merry Christmas, everyone. I'm sure God continues to shine His blessings on us.