New Painting – “Chickadees in Holly”

Latest oil painting (birds in our holly tree), from the 2022 Christmas painting and variety show. If you missed it: Watch free now. Here we are, another year gone. Wishing you a joyful 2023, with hope and faith that blessings will come to you and your family. Happy New Year!

Here’s to another year of painting toward my 1k finished paintings lifetime goal. Are you with me?

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Watch this oil painting of parrots come alive in 2 minutes (time lapse)

Don’t these parrots look engaged in conversation, with one parrot more chatty than the other? This was my daughter and me this afternoon as we held a meeting of entrepreneurs in our living room (just us two!). We were planning what we might like to do to expand our presence in 2022.

It feels like a natural progression to do more videos. My daughter is considering sharing videos of her animation-style comic sessions and possibly including a chat feature. I’m possibly going to do vlogging, as I already show my paintings in time lapse versions and longer “live” versions through the variety shows.

Meanwhile, we’ve started with the basics: cleaning and organizing our physical space. I was scrubbing the shower and sink today, catching up on laundry, and doing some (small) batch cooking. My family has been sorting and clearing their rooms without any prompting from me. Everyone’s been in the mood for purging the old and arranging the new.

Is this how you feel too? Are you planning for what you might do differently in 2022? Are you tackling your physical space to prepare for the next season of your life? A clean slate helps prepare emotional and mental space for something new. I wish you hope, passion, fulfillment, and prosperity for the new year.

Hope Set High

See my oil painting of a lighthouse come alive in 1 minute (time lapse)

Like a lighthouse that guides us home, may we have our hopes set high that the best is yet to come. As we look ahead to 2022, it’s easy to feel the wind of the storms from the past years on our backs, and sense the darkness closing in, but look for the light. God bless you and keep you, this day and always, and into the new year ahead.


Watch “The Moon and the Stars” oil painting come alive in 2 minutes (time lapse)

What does it all mean? What does Time mean? Why are we here?

“In brokenness, we find healing. We learn what parts of ourselves we want to put back together, and which pieces we don’t. This process can feel profoundly sad, as we may be temporarily lost.

When we lose the people, places, and purpose that defined us, we have an opportunity to make different choices. This can be a liberating and life-changing experience. We can be more of who we were always meant to be.”

May we see what’s possible in ourselves. We have the power to be who we were born to be, should we choose it. Let us accept the challenge to be happy, regardless of our circumstances.

God bless and keep you, this day and always, and may 2022 be a year of unlimited hope and spiritual prosperity.

Happy New Year, dear friends!