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"Fox Kit," 12" x 12", acrylics on museum quality panel, commission created for an outdoors themed baby nursery. Inquiries may always come to me.
We are on the cusp of not just a New Year, but a New Decade. So all the hope that comes hand in hand with the dawn of January 1st includes an extra heaping of wishes and dreams and intentions for a very broken world. That's a lot of pressure on a fresh new day. I hope that we can live up to the challenge.

Have you chosen a course of action yet? (Really, there's no rush, because you can choose a fresh start any day you choose.)

This year I am diving into learning - there's so much that I don't know enough about. Beautiful, splendid, magical things just waiting for discovery. I plan to spend my entire year actively learning, each and every day. There will be meditation, music, reflection, gratitude, movement, communication, and, of course, painting. And, hopefully, as my brain expands to hold all this stuff, my heart will grow too. I will become wiser, a better listener, and have more love to shine onto the world.

At least that's the plan.

My love to each of you reading this - may your dawn be gentle and your inner critic quiet as you usher in a new chapter of your own history.

Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork journey,
Warmly, Kim


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