Monday, December 31, 2012
out with the old...
I've made several attempts to write an end of year post while I worked yesterday on cleaning the detritus of the last six months off my drawing table, computer area, and work table. I don't want to start the new year with the clutter of last year.
I'm not feeling very philosophical this year like years past. Maybe it's because I'm busy. I have already made a list of work related items I need to accomplish the first half week of the new year.
Because we have a lot of work waiting for us!
This is a far cry from how 2012 started out. Life has shifted back into the certainty lane, at least for the next six months or so and I have things to focus on.
It's been a challenging year. By mid-summer, things were looking pretty dismal. With no work, dwindling personal resources and reducing our expenditures to as little as possible, with the IRS breathing down our necks, we were beginning to wonder if we still had a business, wondering how much longer we could tread water.
Proposals that looked promising languished. I filed for SS, we taught a workshop, then a windfall from a previous inheritance came, and I had my little part-time job at the antique store. Income came from varied and unexpected places while the garden kept us fed.
And then in July, everything changed. I sold a cast piece to an art consultant and we won 1st place at a gallery exhibition with a money prize. After that, a very large commission was finally funded and other commissions have come in. We have been very busy since August and the year is ending in abundance.
The Universe took care of us for another year and I am thankful.
Well, I see I managed a post after all.
Happy New Year everyone, may it be well and prosperous for us all.