Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Looking Forward and Reflecting

Here we are looking forward to 2009! It has been a year of ups and downs for many of us, but we have come through it with lots of love and cooperation. I am feeling very hopeful for all the wonderful things 2009 will bring. I hope you are also looking forward.

On the last day of the year many people find themselves in a reflective mood. I am feeling this way, too. I will spend some time with my journal and my sketchbook later today. I know many of the things which will come from that will probably be transitional for me...lists and doodles to remind me of 2008 and all of the year's challenges and joys and more of the same as I look ahead.

Earlier this week, Soulbrush gave me this award:


So to end the year, I would like to offer this same award to you, my faithful readers and commenters. I look forward to many insightful discussions, lots of wonderful art, great sharing and lots of love to spread around the earth in 2009!

In Love and Peace, I leave 2008 and in Love and Peace I go into 2009 with each of you!

Talk to you Next Year (okay, I might respond to comments before midnight tonight).

Love,

Kim

29 comments:

katie jane said...

Happy New Year to you too, Kim! May next year be all that you hope it to be.

Kim said...

Thank You Kate! It feels like it is going to be an exciting one...and very good!

Love,

Kim

Dianne said...

Dear Kim, wishing you the most wonderfully creative 2009! May your year bring you happiness and new pathways.
May all your dreams come true.
Love Dianne x x

Kim said...

Hello Dianne! The very best to you and Iain, too. I also hope for all of your dreams to be realized (and Iain's back to heal quickly)!

Love,

Kim

~Babs said...

It's 2009 as I type,,,I feel excited about the new year,,,
challenges, opportunities,, all of it.
Expecting Miracles in the big fat middle of all of it!

Happy New Year Kim,,,hope it's your best one yet.

soulbrush said...

i for one also feel reflective today and just a little sad (this time of year makes me feel like this, so much unnecessary spending has occurred again, despite warnings of a worldwide recession) sigh...wishing you and yours all the best for 2009. hugs.

sukipoet said...

Kim thank you for making 2008 full of interesting painting and discussions and a wonderful blog friendship. May 2009 be full of love, light and creativity for you and all.

Kim said...

Babs

We will not stop Expecting Miracles! Promise.

I hope your 2009 is also The Best Yet!

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Soul,

I am sorry for your touch of sadness...I hope things begin to look a lot better as the day progresses!

...sending you Wishes for the Greatest 2009!

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Suki Love, it takes both of us to make that happen and both of us reap the rewards of our friendship! I can tell you it was all my pleasure to be right here enjoying each and every moment. I love sharing with you so much and look forward to much more in 2009! You are a precious friend!

I wish for you this year to be filled with every wish you might have. Your 2009 is going to be filled with tremendous possibilities!

Happy New Year, Suki!

Love,

Kim

colorspeaker said...

Happy New Year Kimmie!!!
And thank you so much for clicking on the link. It is helping, and I am so close. Just a little longer and I might get to -should I jinx it?? Nah!
Miss our chats. Want to hear about your Christmas when you have time.
Thanks for pushing me to use Facebook. I love it!!
Thanks for being my friend.
Love xoxooxoxox.
J.

Kim said...

Hi Julianne, I am clicking and clicking that link! :) We will get you there to be sure. No jinxing...

I will get back to you soon...

Oh, I am glad you are enjoying Facebook! It is another layer which seems to be good. I have met a lot of nice people there.

Thank you for being my friend, too, Julianne!

Love,

Kim

Wurzerl said...

Dear Kim, I 'm late to wish you a Happy New Year 2009! But I 'm not to late! I have a new laptop and it was a little probably to come in the internet! But here I 'm again and I love it to come and see your laughing eyes (are your eyes?)
Love Wurzerl

marianne said...

Hi Kim!
Wishing you a happy year full with creativity and fun!

Are those your eyes?

Hug >M<

Lynette said...

Kim, thanks for sharing your award, it's soo cute! I have to say that I am glad and relieved to get all the holidays and old year out of the way. Yesterday, Rob and I got the Christmas tree down and we put the treadmill in that corner in the living room. I even did a little walking on it yesterday, whew feelin' out of shape.

Cestandrea said...

Dear Kim, Happy New Year for you and your loved ones and everything you wish for them plus peace and understanding in this world.
A big hug from cold Paris
love
Andrea

Cestandrea said...

Kim, just a little hello from supercold, snowy wetty Paris, brrrrr! Not my favourite time of the year, but that I should not say cause at the same time this time invites to new beginnings, and new energies are waiting for us.
Love the laughing eyes!
Andrea

San said...

Kim, are those your eyes? If so, they are just as I'd pictured them. If not, who is that running around with your eyes???

That is an adorable award. Congratulations and thank you for passing it on.

May 2009 be VERY good to you, Kim!

Sabi said...

Kim, how was your holidays..hopefully, you had the great time with your daughter.i was away for a while couldnt come online. Happy new year. Wish you all the best and will wait for your new post.

Take Care
God bless

~Babs said...

I think they are Elizabethan eyes.
;-D

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I think your eyes are what my mother would call "smiling eyes"!
Here is to a great New Year...like you, I'm filled with positive feelings for this year!
Mary Ann

Kim said...

Hello Wurzerl,

I am very slow getting back to all of these lovely comments here, too. For me, it is not a new lovely laptop, but having both of my children here with me. :) I enjoyed every moment of it and now I am trying to get back to work here.

Thanks Wurzerl and Have a Beautiful Week!

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Marianne!

I will explain those eye later today.

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Hi Lynette,

I am glad you like the award. I thought it was cute, too. Around here I am still in need of taking things down. I just didn't want to spend the time doing that while my daughter was home. My guess is this weekend will be the time I will be working on this project. :)

Thanks Lynette!

Have a Wonderful Day.

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Hello Andrea!

Thank you so much for your beautiful New Year Wishes! I am so eager to begin and get things moving this year...but enjoying the time with my family was really paramount for me, too. However I am off and running now! :)

Snowy Paris? Wow! I bet the city is beautiful when it snows. I just can imagine walking along the river and having the snow fall around me. The image in my mind is amazing.

Thank you so much, Andrea.

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Thank you, San!

I wish for 2009 to be an excellent year for you, too!

I will be speaking about those eyes today... :)

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Thank You Sabi!

The holidays are a tough time to remain connected as we are at other times in the year!

I hope 2009 is a fantastic year for you, too!

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Babs!

You observe beautifully!

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Mary Ann! I am also full of positive feelings about 2009! There is so much good to look forward to happening this year.

Thank You, Mary Ann!

Love,

Kim