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Happy New Year from The Artful Parent!

Hello, my friends. And happy, happy New Year! 

I'm an optimist and believe in new beginnings and the fresh start that a new year implies. Always, always.

Even when the past year has been, shall we say, complicated.

The results are not always quite what I would like, but who am I to question fate, God, the stars?

I do my bit. I try to steer in the direction I'd like to go. And I have to trust that the rest will be taken care of. That it's all for the greater good and, you know, character building.

I am making my vision board, as I have now for years and years. Even though looking at one at the end of the year can sometimes be half laughable, half painful. If I look at one from a few years ago, though, I can be bowled over by how much has come true.

For real.

Like the one that was all about writing a book, back when writing even a magazine article wasn't remotely on the horizon. It's a little spooky actually. But in a good way.

I'm not one to tell people what to do* but give it a try.



* Unless it involves kids' art or seriously awesome art materials, then I suppose I can be pretty bossy.

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  1. Lucille says

    I’m planning to complete a vision board too. I’m hoping it will help to keep my focus on the things that are most important. My goal is to simplify life and go back to basics. Happy New Year!

  2. says

    Thanks for being such a great resource and promoting art for kids and creativity. It’s a basic need for kids to have creative ways to express themselves and the more people who support and encourage kids to be creative the better! :) Best wishes for 2014!