Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year


I can hardly believe it is the last day of 2010. Looking back I have achieved quite a lot of different creative projects. My square book that I started on the first of January has many pages filled with my drawings. It is a visual diary of my year and each page is a record of objects I found. One night when I couldn't sleep I got up in the early hours and to pass the time flicked through the pages of this book. Each page holds not only the objects but the place, the day and the memories are captured. In the future I know this will remain the same.
My zigzag Oak book holds little images of the life cycle of the oak tree as it yields its harvest of acorns and the changing colours of the leaves. It still thrills me t0 hold a tiny acorn and know that a huge oak tree can grow from it. My own little acorn continues to grow into a larger tree each year.
Red berries remain a favourite subject and many other seeds, insects, leaves, feathers and shells. All these things so familiar to me and yet each year I am drawn to them. I love collecting and recording my finds.
Tomorrow I want to begin a new project, as I struggle to pick a theme, maybe I do not need to choose, it will choose me.

A very big thank you to all the people who leave such lovely comments. I really do appreciate reading them. May I wish you all A Happy New Year for 2011.
And may your little acorns grow into giant oaks. Love Millyx

19 comments:

Swan Artworks said...

I for one have really enjoyed reading your blog this past year and seeing your many detailed paintings grow... Those journals of yours are a real treasure, full of memories personal to you and an inspiration to all of us too, thankyou for sharing them...
A creative New Year to you :)
Carrie...

Raining Acorns said...

Dear Milly: thank you so much for bringing beauty to our lives. To a wonderful 2011!

Fondly,

Sue

S. Etole said...

Thank you for the drawings you share with us ...

Blessings on the new year for you.

Carol Creech said...

A very Happy New Year to you, too, Milly! I love following your blog and cannot wait to see what else 'chooses you' to draw it this year! Many wishes for a wonderful 2011!
Carol

Wanderer said...

A Happy new year Milly. Please keep up the good work it gives me inspiration to continue getting out and drawing my local area. Steve (West Midlands)

MILLY said...

Thank you Steve, best wishes to you and hopefully to another inspiring year of drawing.

Frances said...

Happy New Year to you, Milly, and thank you for your beautiful blogs and for your kind comments on my posts.

I will always thank you for getting me interested in the world of blogging ... how many years ago was that?

xo

Pondside said...

I look forward to learning what your focus for 2011 will be.
Happy New Year, and thank you for a year's worth of lovely things to look at when I come by your blog.

wandering said...

A happy New Year to you and yours..
And a big thank you for sharing your work - it is beautiful, and it always reminds me to look, and to look more carefully.

Jannette.

Lucille said...

I love the co-ordinating china shards. Happy New year.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Happy new year to you Milly
Carolyn x

Dan said...

Hi Milly
I think 2010 must have been the quickest year ever - it's just flown by!
Really looking forward to seeing another year of your beautiful artwork, and I'm curious to see what your new theme will be!
All the best for 2011.
Dan
-x-

acornmoon said...

Happy New Year year Milly. I know whatever you choose to study it will be a visual delight.

Melody said...

What a fascinating picture of the little acorns sprouting ~ i can't stop admiring it!
Wishing you all the best and much happy time spent drawing in the new year. Melody :)))

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Thanks for the New Year wishes Milly and I extend wishes to you for a happy and creative 2011. Love both of these artworks too. Wonder what that next project will turn out to be? x

Tammie Lee said...

Hello Milly,

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a kind message.

I love your oak drawings.... I am a big fan of oak trees. I wonder if you have seen Ces's art of acorns and oak leaves? Her link is usually on my sidebar. You two have a similar passion.

Fun to hear about your square book and how it becomes a memory of years gone by.

Wishing you a wonderful 2011~

Jill said...

happy New Year to you Milly. Your sketchbooks are a wonder to behold, i love your style, especially the washes on the acorn page.

Marva said...

Your paintings are fabulous! So glad I ran acrss your blog! Marva
http://pencil-paper-paint.blogspot.com/

martymom said...

I just discovered your blog and love what I have seen. The detail is superb. Keep drawing please. I will follow your blog to see your love for art and your artful eye. Martymom