Well, we know there’s a lot about what’s ahead, the continued world turmoil and all, and change is about to come that we can anticipate. If  we can count on anything, we know there’s more trouble brewing before it will calm down again. Yet, traditionally, this is the time of year that we reflect on the previous year and re-evaluate what our priorities will be in the next one, so we try to look ahead as we glance back in time simultaneously…tricky business, but we do this every year to aim for some perspective in our lives.

At The Gallery, we will be doing a lot of that to process our past year to prepare ourselves for the future. Today we finished the clean up and turned in the keys. After a little rest, we’ll come together again for this very important process. Meanwhile here’s a few moments of our last hour there.

Checking It Thrice
Liz, checking it thrice!



Marcel was out with the truck and I was taking the pics since I was late as usual because when I pulled up in front there were no parking spaces so as I waited for a space to open up I fell asleep. When I woke up there was an open space right in front of me but I missed most of the chores…that tells you where I’m at these days.

I thought I’d share a video with you in case you haven’t seen it yet. Grab your chosen cuppa… I think it’s worth a good listen for us all before moving on. While it’s packed with valuable insights, an important take away for me is the reminder that while looking back and planning ahead, we don’t miss or minimize the NOW, because the NOW is what we’re BECOMING.

So, let me hear it from you! WHAT IS YET TO COME? Post it here, I want to hear it! 2019 – here we come!

Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

2 replies on “Looking Back and Looking Ahead for 2019: What are we BECOMING?

  1. Thanks for the wonderful post Janis. Its been a year or wonder, connections, and hard work. With a bit of rest, reflection, and self care no doubt new trouble is on the horizon. 🙂


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