Saturday, January 1, 2011

louise in 2011 ~ soft pastel, colored pencil, watercolors, gouache and casein paint on old book page

wow, here we are in 2011! and today, 1/1/11! somehow this seemed almost miraculous to me when i realized it this morning...

i send you wishes for all the best in 2011... may we as a planet realize peace and acceptance of all. not long ago i read a quote on tumblr by thaddeus golas, "love it the way it is". those are the words that i want most to take into the new year.

i think i'll be quiet here for a while, or at least without many words. it feels like the cocooning and metamorphosing aren't over yet...

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“If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be. If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.”

~Joseph Campbell



  1. I didn't even realize the number of the day! Love that Joseph Campbell! Love your days artwork!

  2. Thanks for the Joseph Campbell quote; I needed that.

  3. Following Your Bliss....Ahhh "those words" represent my souls mantra!!!

    Blessings abound in 2011


  4. Bliss, love .... I can just tell its going to be a wonderful year! That quote of Thadeus Golas is beautiful (and already written up in my many of your quotes in my little journal Lynne, I love your spirit).
    Louise is simply beautiful and a beautiful way to record the day.

    Much love to you.

    Jacky xox

  5. I get the feeling Louise is feeling rather pensive about how to approach the unknown that always awaits us in the next moment, the next breath.

    And the Joseph Campbell quote, what a lovely thought to hold in mind as we start the new year.

    May your wonderful art adventures and rambles continue in 2011 and may we get to peek in on them through your wonderful blog. Happy new year!

  6. gorgious words talking about faith , and art ! happy new year ! wish you the best travel through 2011

  7. Hi Lynne, the Campbell quote is my favourite at the moment. It pops up on Tumblr often and each time I read it it gives me a lift. I have a strong feeling that these words will set the tone for me in 2011. Hoping that your quiet time brings many creative surprises your way.

  8. Hi Lynne,
    love, health, good vibes, creatice moments, silence, ...everything you wish and need for your new 2011 ... inside and outside of the cocoon...


  9. Happy New Year, Incredible Lynne ! Reading your post made me want to just dive into my paints and journal and artist mind and and leave these keys behind for a good long while...
    Just say a big Love to you before I go...

  10. Happy New Year gorgeous one. May the infinitely possible come your way riding your bliss.

  11. love it the way it is
    quite wonderful
    be with what is.... can we, if so that is quite an accomplishment

    fun numbers, eh

    cocooning is something i am feeling as well


  12. Much love to you in 2011 (and beyond!)

  13. Happy New Year, Lynne!! Enjoy your long Winter's nap. I just woke up from mine. xo

  14. me too... feeling quiet... time for reflection. 1-1-11 love it when they line up eh? xox

  15. I am glad someone else said that too..It is a new year but I am not ready to wake up..I still have some mending to do..Last year I was pulled apart and I am still stitching up the hurt...Oh but it has made me stronger but my eyes have sadness but that to will pass.
    Love you my friend.

  16. in the field of your bliss....

    that says it all

    happy new year Lynne

  17. "Love it the way it is."

    Wow, I love that.


  18. Happy New Year Lynne. May it shine for you xJ

  19. Hi Lynne

    I love this work on the book pages,I have been doing some printing on pages from an old hymn book, the paper is wafer thin and beautiful to work on.

    I hope you don't mind me asking but 'casein paint' what is it? I haven't heard of it here in the UK. Is that what gives your work that lovely chalky look that I love so much?

    Happy New Year ~ Julie

  20. The happiest of new years to you Lynne!!

  21. Hello Lynne I think I have just opened a new door visiting you here thankfully to Cat.
    Joseph Campbell is an amazing person. Love his writings. Like attracts like and we are where we are meant to be. Aren't we lucky to be here in blogland sharing these words with each other?


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