Hello everyone, happy 2019! May the new year bring health, happiness and abundance in bucket loads to you!
So, it’s resolution time and I’ve been over eating recently and am starting to cultivate a splendid double chin, so the New Year’s Res is to eat less and to eat healthy and don’t give in to my tummy that reckons it’s hungry every time it gurgles. There is enough weight on my chin to last for days without truly experiencing hunger.
My second resolution is to try my best to continue to cultivate the practice of ‘Kindness’, which the community of Todmorden has in spades (in many ways, such as the recent acquisition of kindness boxes for the homeless, where all the stuff you don’t need can be distributed to these boxes to someone who would appreciate them, this is a fantastic idea). I love this philosphy, that kindness is about being less greedy (like my food habits) and sharing around our abundance, because we all struggle and it helps to help one another.
Art wise, January is downtime as I catch up on art working and start preparing for new and exciting projects, which I will reveal in due course. The RARE exhibition at Water Street Gallery, Todmorden, continues until 27th January, so, please go and visit if you have time, there is some excellent art on display. I also need to totally rejuvenate my art room (a huge job, because I want to decorate it too), which is looking somewhat of a bomb site after the Christmas rush. Even Hector, the dog, has a hard time trying to find a spot to sit down.
I want to say a big thank you to all my customers who bought art work from me over said Christmas period when I was out and about doing the art markets. It was an absolute pleasure to meet all of you, make new connections, hear your views and news and learn and grow as I was hopping along.
Oh yes, and lastly to say that art prints of the Old Co-op, Todmorden (see pic) are now on sale at the Old Co-op for £20 each. If you are interested in a print, give me a holler or pop in there during Yakumama’s opening hours. Yakumamas, based at the Old Co-op, is a fine new restaurant selling South American vegan/vegetarian food. You should go. Food is gorgeous! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!