Friday, January 1, 2010

As Night Falls...

As we leave 2009 and the first decade of the 21st century and enter into 2010, I want to take this special moment to thank everybody who has visited The Altered Page this past year. Thank you for stopping by. Thank you for leaving comments and sending emails. Thank you for participating in my online projects. And even thank you for lurking. I appreciate each and every one of you!

In deciding what to post tonight, I looked back on my New Year's post from one year ago. It still seems so applicable and is one of my most favorite posts. So...I am taking the liberty of posting it again this year.

As night falls on 2009...



I remember the positives...



and the negatives...



the highs...



and the lows...



the moments of contemplation...



and moments of pain...



feeling calm...



and feeling alive...



climbing to new heights...



and being heard...



taking a chance...



and realizing the sky is the limit...



and throughout it all...



Wishing you all a happy, healthy and creative 2010. May every dream come true!

53 comments:

Lawendula said...

Lovely!
I hope your new year will provide you with all you need and us with more wonderful inspirations on your blog!

All is well!

~Barb~ said...

And a wonderful 2010 to you, too, Seth. May the new year bring you much laughter, happiness and even more creative days than ever.
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

lynne h said...

happy new year, seth! i wish you all the best in 2010!

Jeane said...

so glad you reposted it! Happy New Year Seth, you are a huge inspiration :)))

Jo Archer said...

Happy New Year Seth!

MrCachet said...

YOU.SAID.IT.ALL.

Shona Cole said...

What a thoughtful post! wishing the same back to you :)

Shona

azirca said...

What you said.... have a fabulous 2010.

Brian K said...

Wonderful! Wishing us all a healthy wonderful New Year! Thank YOU Seth!

Studio Sylvia said...

Wishing you a wondrous New Year filled with creative energy and many blessings, Seth.

Curio said...

Happy New Year, Seth!

lyle baxter said...

a healthy, happy New year to you too,seth. you made last year fun for all of us and I know this year will be even better. lyle

Regina Dwarkasing said...

Hi Seth,

I wish you a new year that is filled with happiness, health, and of course lots of art!
Regina, SXM

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Best of everything to you in this coming year. May we all be blessed more than ever! -Jayne

Mary said...

Happy New Year Seth!!
May it be a fantastic year!!

neva gagliano said...

so glad you reposted....since i wasn't around a year ago to be amazed...i am forwarding this post to many friends. it was a great year, inspired by disco, and your encouraging 'visits'......all the best, as the decade begins....some yes's, some no's, some well ok. in health and good spirits.

Gwen Buchanan said...

The very best New Year wishes for you Seth..
and love the magic in that first photo..

ooglebloops said...

Your last year's post still holds true this year!!! Your photo for "calm" is similar to one I have of a window in my house, as the light is diffused by a sheer curtain- and calm is what I feel when I view it!!
All the best to you in 2010, with an endless supply of creativity....

mansuetude said...

Happiest of New Years, productive and lived from within.

Thanks for all you give!

Four Seasons in a Life said...

I love how you have elected to start off 2010.
It is filled with imagination and has brought me a big smile on this cloudy morning here in Northern California.

All the best Seth for 2010,
Egmont

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Definitely worth reposting Seth!
Beautifully said and illustrated ... you do that so well!

Wishing you the happiest of New Year's.

Thank you for all of the creativity and inspiration you bring to blogland!

Here's to more art and fun this year!
oxo

Supria Karmakar said...

Same to you Seth...lovely post
blessings to you and thank you so much for being involved in the Inner Works project
supria

Karin Bartimole said...

a wonderful journey Seth,
the happiest of new year's to you!!

Kim said...

Brilliant post, so glad you've put it up again! Hope it's a fun inspirational and creative new year for us all! I'm so smiling at that pain pic, LOL! Love the head!

Stephanie said...

Happiest of new years wishes to you Seth...

may 2010 be as rich and diverse as the last!

femminismo said...

Hi, Seth. Happy New Year! I hope 2010 is full of new discoveries and wonders for you. - J.

ELK said...

such a special group of images ...blessed new year filled with creativity

ArtPropelled said...

Thank you for all the magic you create here at The Altered Page, Seth. Everything of the best for 2010!

Leslie said...

I agree Seth. This one was definitely worth saying again. Happy New Year!

angryparsnip said...

Wonderful post ! really enjoyed finding your blog this year.

Happy New Year. . .

cheers, parsnip

Martha Lever said...

Have a happy and creative new year, Seth!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How I missed this, I'll never know. WOW. The photos in this post are truly amazing and fit your feelings exactly. I would LOVE to know where the "yes" photo came from.

Although I''m a bit late, here's to a bright and prosperous new year, filled with all the good things you deserve.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

This is a perfect New Years post Seth. Thank you for all you do for the artists who gather here. You are a marvel. Wishing you a Fresh New year Seth!

Contessa Kris said...

Happy New Year! Great post to wrap up 2009. May the new year bring you lots of artistic inspiration!

Candace said...

Fantastic! How lucky I was to find you through a mutual blog pal this past year. It has made a real difference to and for me.
Enjoy Your New Year. Again!

Candace

Trudy Callan said...

Happy New Year!

Martine said...

Wishing you a wonderful new year.
XXXm

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Glad you discovered my little suprise Sir Seth! I had internet issues half way through a post!

Lovely images you selected, I missed it in 08 ofcourse.

Happy NY to you and yours!

Ro Bruhn said...

Have a very Happy, Healthy and Art filled 2010. Thank you for all of your wonderful inspiration in 2009.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I am one of those *lurkers*, and this is without a doubt one lovely post!!! The photos are marvelous, and I have enjoyed reading and quietly taking it all in!
Great wishes for 2010!!!

Anne

Kerry Hawkins said...

Very fun, I love it happy 2010

Marilyn said...

So well said and so well captured. May 2010 be our most exciting and best ever!!

La Dolce Vita said...

great post! but I kinda like your crumbling splendor LOW!

rivergardenstudio said...

"and throughout it all, ART" I love it. And I wish you a wonderful new year. Thank you for your inspiration, your art and most of all your friendship over the last two years... roxanne

Debrina said...

Seth - thanks for all your wonderful contributions this year. Everybody really appreciates what you do - I can see that in all these comments. You're such an inspiring soul. It kinda sucks that we have pain and sadness and hardship in our lives...but life is like that. It's the process, isn't it? Without these events and feelings we wouldn't appreciate the good.

Ange said...

Seth - the world would not be as interesting or as inspirational without your energy! Pleased I stumbled onto your blog and hope to be more active in participating with you this year.
Blessings for 2010!
Ange

PS - Is that YOU rock climbing??

deb said...

Happy New Year to you too, thank you for everything, looking forward to going forward into a new decade and all teh inspiration I know you will surely bring my way!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

How creative you make a new wishes for the new year.
Your art always as inspiration source for me.

joyfulploys said...

You are an inspiring and caring voice in the artist blog community...here's wishing you much more in the new year.
Cheers,
Mary

Chris said...

Ahh! A return to the greats!

Let's toast to the new year, my friend. So many changes await us; it's very exciting!

Thanks for enriching.

BLACK AND WHITE said...

Lovely post! Happy and a wonderful new year to you, Seth!

alteredbits said...

what a wonderful post! or re-post, rather. :)

happy, happy new year!

Deryn Mentock said...

Best to you in this new year, Seth!