2012 in Review

2012 is coming to a close, and the world continues to keep spinning.  
(Take that, Mayans).

I've learned a lot this year.  

I've laughed so much I've cried, and cried so much it hurt.  I've had my share of trials and triumphs.
Sometimes during the tough stuff -- and even the boring, every-day stuff -- I wonder, 
"What is the point in all of this?"  
Then I remember that every day, every moment, every difficult lesson, and every joyous occasion is a gift.   
And gifts are to be cherished and appreciated.

In no particular order, here are 12 of my personal posts from the past year that have made me really happy.  
If I step back, they aren't that spectacular - most of them are pages from my little journals.
But I like them.  I hope you do too.

            1.  Gratitude Journal - My Dad                    2.  Art Tip # 1                         3.  Gratitude Journal - Hope

            4.  1st Gratitude Journal Page               5.  Gratitude - Shelter                                6.   Ella
                7.  Yellow & Blue                               8.   Journal Pages                   9.  Summer Journal Pages    

                10.   Dash                                           11.  Wolf in Charcoal                          12.  Doug

In the year to come, I hope to continue to give the gift of Pet Portraits.  I hope to encourage readers to believe in themselves and their creative outlet, whatever that may be.   And I hope to savor this wonderful gift called life..... and capture the magic of the "ordinary" in my journal pages.

For those that have come and visited this blog, given me opportunities, and shared your friendship  - 
Thank you.  :)  

Cheers to 2013.