Happy Holidays everyone! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule/Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa... or simply a peaceful midwinter. I spent my holiday with family, and will be heading out later this week to celebrate the New Year with more family.
I think this time of year has a quiet, magical quality to it, underneath the hubbub and busyness of the holidays. It's a time to reflect on the past year, be grateful for the gifts we've been given, and at the same time to look ahead toward the future.
In the past year I have seen my photography business grow - I've been featured on wonderful blogs like decor8, have grown my online presence, and started selling in person at art fairs in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I ended the year with a bang - participating in the wonderful Foundry Holiday Show. I was blessed with the support of my husband, family, and friends, with the time to spend on photography, and with the creation of new friendships and new professional connections.
Next year, my goal is to have my work shown in galleries. I have one likely possibility lined up so far, and I am researching more ideas and options. Aside from this main goal, I plan to do a few more art shows, and really ramp up my online shop.
As you sit, firmly rooted in the present, looking back on the past year and forward toward the next, what do you see?