Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

...and the winner is Elizabeth!  
To say that 2009 was a busy year would be a bit of an understatement.  My work appeared in 4 publications, I participated in two gallery shows, moved my family from Illinois to Northern California and shared lots of the in between stuff here on this blog.  Having a place to share my ideas , prattle on about food and ask questions has become such an invaluable part of my creative process that I'm not sure I could do it without you. So here in no particular order are a few of the things on the list for 2010:

1.  keep the knitting needles clacking 
     *project #1 annri's hat

2.  read one book a month
     *book #1  "the elegance of the hedgehog"

3.  apply and participate in more gallery shows (one lined up already!)
     * show #1  "the enormous tiny art show" at nahcotta

     * in reverse and a bit to the north

5.  go home (shown above)
     * to this beautiful old house by the lake

6.  tone down the room(shown above) with a cool blue grey paint by farrow and ball
     * i am in love (ok, obsessed) with thinking about color 

7.  try bikram yoga
     * but i hate being hot...hmmm. 
     * has anyone tried this? liked it?

8. see a real live whale during migration
    * whales are cool

So that's the list.  In addition I plan to continue to explore Northern California, cook lots of good local food and spend quality time with my kiddos and husband. So I'll see you later in the week to share progress on the  8 paintings I need to get ready for Nahcotta show....




Kim Hambric said...

Well, congratulations to Elizabeth -- guess it won't be a winning year for me after all. I think the only thing I've ever won was a pack of plastic kazoos in a bingo game when I was 12.

Good luck on that list for 2010!!! Perhaps I should find some new books for myself & perhaps some new art supplies.

justagirl said...

Happy New Year Beth and congrats Elizabeth... I am also a lucky winner of one of Beth's beautiful pieces and I look it everyday and it makes me smile. I am very lucky.

Looks like a good list of 2010 to do's...

Elizabeth said...

Thanks again Beth. I'm still over the moon about the fact that I won Full House. Can hardly wait to see it with my own eyes.

Lovely plans you already made for your 2010. And we all will be here to watch your progress and to try your delicious recipies.

See you soon.

Tara Thayer said...

oh, beth...don't know where to start! yay on nahcotta. i am so happy for you (and deb)-what a perfect match. and that the house? what's happening? are you going back for good?
and...i'm not even surprised that we both have the same book by our beds right now. :-)
best wishes, tara

tangled sky studio said...

yep...that's the house and we'll be moving back into it (for good) after the school year ends.

the nest said...

Happy 2010! Those sound like good plans for the new year. Would you believe, I got that book for Xmas?! We'll have to compare notes... xoxo stay cozy!

tangled sky studio said...

annri-the title of the book made me think of you (so yes i can believe it). looks like a little read along is going on this january???

artslice said...

Happy New Year, Beth! It sounds like you've really had a crazy year... hope this one is smooth and sweet. Your 'old now house' is so charming... it looks like such a cozy, inviting place.

BTW, had to check out that hat... great site (love the Waldorf Mama section) and I think I'm going to take a stab at that hat myself!)

Enjoy the rest of your time in Cali.

gretchenmist said...

congrats to Elizabeth.

Congrats Beth re the Nahcotta show ~ that's really exciting.

i love yoga, but have never tried the heat yoga! i imagine you'd get dizzy with the exersion and heat combined.

happy happy 2010 :)

chrissy said...

happy new year beth...i am excited for 2010 as well. i am excited to follow your blog and revel in what you share with us. i have recently discovered and fallen in LOVE with your art. you are so talented. i wish i lived closer to l.a. so i could come to your shows. congratulations! i too want to try bikram (sp?) yoga. a friend of mine does it and is addicted. she did get dizy the first few times however. we'll have to keep in touch on that!
glad to see you back online.
happy sunday!

Beth said...

you should read The History of Love. i can't put into words how beautiful this novel is.

tangled sky studio said...

i've read "the history of love" and agree is is a beautiful story...i would highly recommend it!

Monica said...

happy new year!!

(and that book is fantastic!!)

bridgette said...

Happy new years Beth! Congrats on the Nahcotta show and on the publication appearances this year and the show at Woman Made Gallery.

I still can't believe you're moving back! can't wait to see you again.

Leililaloo said...

Dear warm, kind, creative friend Beth, i whish you and your family all the love and happiness in the world for the new year!

Ester Kiely said...

Well now I know you're no longer in Illinios as 'Artful Blogger' said! In any case I just finished Elegance of the Hedgehog before Christmas and really loved it, hope you do to. Nice list for the new year....must work on my own list here in the west of Ireland!