Thursday, December 31, 2015

As the Sun Sets..

As the sun sets on 2015...

and I look back on my experiences this past year...


I think about...

The opportunities I had to travel across so many different roads...

The flashes of synchronicity that seem to seek me out...

Those moments when it seemed like all I did was go round and round in circles...

All the helping hands that reached out to me...

The losses that still hurt...

All the doors that opened for me...

The periods of stormy weather...

The hills I have climbed and how sweet the view was after the effort...

The beauty to be found in the most ordinary things...

The strength I feel despite the challenges...

The signs that have pointed me in the right direction...

The thrill of living in New York City...

The importance of seeing the world with eyes wide open...

How fortunate I am to be able to do what I love...

and all the possibilities that have yet to unfold...

Thank you all for continuing to be such a big part of my journey this past year. I look forward to all the adventures we will have together in 2016.

A happy, healthy, and creative new year to each and every one of you!

33 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

You are BLESSED!
Thanks for sharing your LOVE of ART.
I am with you on...DO something that you LOVE = )
Have a GREAT 2016, Seth!!

CraftyHope said...

Back at ya! Love your photo summary. The images are stunning and your words are on point. Wishing you all the best for 2016 and beyond.

Purvi Gadewar said...

What a beautiful way on conveying your message...just lovely! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Felicity said...

what a brilliant post! Happy New Year, Seth - may all good things be yours in 2016!

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Thank you for all your posts this year. Have a very happy and healthy 2016, Seth! May the new year be as successful for you as 2015.

Angie said...

Thank YOU, Seth, may 2016 be wonderful. (You never know we may meet up!!!)

Shelby Pizzarro said...

All who cross our path become a part of who we are. Synchronicity can open our eyes to incredible adventures. Thank you for sharing your vision with us in 2015. May the wanderlust continue....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Lisa Greenbow said...

Delightful photos. I so appreciate your heart felt sentiment in this post. I wish you the strength, muse and peace of the new year.

ßeulah ßee said...

Nice post. I feel like we all need to buckle-up for the year ahead but I guess the whole point of this exercise/celebration is to remain optimistic. My plan is to be mindful (present) and grateful for the moments of each and every day and try not to worry so much. Happy New Year.

elle said...

ah, Seth. Thanks for helping me understand that it is ALL about the journey. Bless you. Thanks for the travelogue and taking us along on your own journey. My head is up and my eyes wide open as we rip off that old calendar page! Ready, setty- create!

Sharon Y said...

A feast for the eyes and soul! I'm thankful to have found your blog this year. Looking forward to your inspiration in 2016. Many blessings in the new year.

PocketSize said...

Just catching up on the blogs, and I love your looks back at 2015, Seth!

amy of four corners design said...

yes...so much that happened in the past year...and so many possibilities ahead...onto 2016!

Maryanne said...

Such a beautiful review of the year, Seth! I'm counting among my blessings of 2015 the week spent on Whidby! Looking forward to seeing you here in MD in 2016. Best wishes for a wonderful 2016!

Maureen said...

It's a delight to come here, Seth. Wishing you much continued success in 2016. Happy New Year!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Best wishes to you Seth for a Happy Health and Prosperous New Year!

Diana Gabriella said...

It's been a pleasure to be a small part of your journey this year, Seth. You're so real and talented and fun! Carry on in 2016, my friend! 😄

cindy said...

All the best to you, Seth, in the new year.
Thank you for the beautiful photos and thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Seth you are a breath of fresh creative art. I thank you for all you do. THis was a wonderful, poetic post.

David Hayes said...

Happy New Year my friend! Perhaps in 2016 our paths will cross again. Hope so...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a perfect way to end the year. I love this post and the simply incredible photos you shared. May your 2016 be even more prosperous, enjoyable, and artful.

Kathleen Harrington said...

Happy New Year wonderful, inspiring, fun-filled Seth!!!!!

Anita Houston said...

You made me tear up. Gorgeous photos, and gorgeous words, and thank you for sharing your world with us and inspiring us as well. Happy New Year!

Darlene Campbell said...

Dearest Seth, This is a beautiful tribute of verse and photos to your year. It is certainly a joy of mine to be on the receiving end of your many talents and the special person you are. Thank you for all you do for the artistic souls out there! Cheers and my best to you for a joyful & successful new year, Darlene

Martin said...

Wishing you a great & extremely creative 2016 Seth!

Jenny Petricek said...

Beautiful words and images! Seth, I feel so fortunate to have been able to take one of your workshops this year, which had been on my "bucket list" for awhile! Wishing you all the best in 2016!

Sally Lynn MacDonald-inkyheart said...

Loooking forward to an amazing 2016, Seth.
See you in a week!
SL

Michelle Webb said...

What a fab blog post, love it! Thank you for popping by today Seth :) I hope we meet up again soon. Hope you have a happy, full of inky painty adventures 2016. I wonder if I'll make it over to the US this year. I've been planning a trip to NYC for ages. Take care, Michelle Webb xxx

Kim Henkel said...

Thank you for all that you share and your always encouraging words. Your post is beautiful, and I too wish you all the best for 2016 - To the wonder filled ups, challenging downs and the beauty found in the in-betweens.

Stephanie Hilvitz said...

Happy new sweet 16 Seth! may it continue to be one that moves all the things you love forward!

Brian Kasstle said...

Happy New Year Seth! What a wonderful way to end the year! I wish you all the best in 2016 and beyond!

donnaj said...

beautiful post-well said!

Lynne Sward said...

I just read Your Sunsets post. Gorgeous, meaningful photos. Loads of good luck on your CHA experience. Love your new stamps,,,,,and of course a brilliant Happy New Year,,,,cheers
Lynne Sward