Last year I started a novel and a personal development blog. I started them because they seemed fun and interesting, and also because I thought I should start them. It’s what people with my background (an MFA) and interests (navel-gazing) do.
When I lived in New York City I hardly ever saw the sun or moon because they were blocked by tall buildings. I’d see a slice of sky, and that was about it. But here in Taos it’s another story.
(Note: This ran early in January, but since it’s now mid-year, it seemed like a good time to ask these same questions.)
Happy New Year! Whether 2012 was your best year ever or one you’d rather box up and stuff in a closet, I hope you’re excited about 2013. New year means clean slate, a chance to let go of mistakes or missed opportunities and push your creative life to new heights. Let’s kick it off with my favorite quote from poet Mary Oliver:
This photo is from awhile back, but it’s so sweet I thought it deserved making Photo of the Week. Let sleeping dogs lie:
Like I’ve said before, you can’t swing a cat in this town without hitting someone creative. (Note: No cats were harmed in the writing of this column.) You’re everywhere, whether you make art full-time or not. Maybe you carve delicate wooden Christmas ornaments and give them as gifts, or maybe you sell those ornaments at craft fairs, in galleries, and online and make your living that way. Regardless, you’re creative.
Sam the Wonder Pup woke me early last week to see the moon setting. I love living in Taos.