Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013


My small accomplishment: to finish the butterfly watercolor postcards series prior to the end of the year (it was really before the end of the world, but who's counting?).


2012 was an eventful year, marked by growth and a new found sense of self.


Introverts of the world, this is no longer an extroverted world! Our voices are being heard through the internet. The place where our looks, our possessions are not essential. It is our inner world that shines.


One more year of beautiful art, renewed friendships, and creativity.


2013, bring it on!

67 comments:

Sunshine Mama said...

Happy New Year to you! I love, love your art, and you are inspiring me to try watercolours again... it's been a long time. Looking forward to seeing more of your art this year :)

ArtSings1946 said...

Good Intentions for the new year ... 2013 will be fantastic one for all of Mother Earth and Her inhabitants ... and you are so right, in the grand scheme of things outward appearances and possessions and even accomplishments mean absolutely nothing ... it's our beautiful Souls that shine through ...

Love always to all,
Jan

Jane said...

Wow, they are so very beautiful! Congratulations on attaining your goal - always a wonderful feeling :)

All the very best in the year ahead!

Sherri B. said...

Oh my gosh, your butterflies are so beautiful! Seeing them all together in those photos makes me smile...such color and vibrancy! From one introvert to another, here's to a happy and artful 2013. :)

Kyra said...

Happy New Year! And what lovely butterflies! Wonderful work! Us introverts ARE being heard more, aren't we? :)

Jay Bendt said...

Happy new year to you, Ana!

Sulky Kitten said...

From what I've seen, they look stunning, Anna. Love the paws! Happy New Year, may it be all you want it to be! x

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Ana I hope 2013 is your best year ever :)

Arkansas Patti said...

Congrats on accomplishing your goal. That the world didn't end was pretty cool also:))
Lets set new ones and give 2013 a ride.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, let's make 2013 the Year of the Introvert!

Japolina said...

Happy New Year!
The postcards are lovely!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, Ana, amazing artwork! So wonderfully vibrant --- very much like you!

Yes, us introverts are finally rising to the top, and our voices are finally being heard.

Happy New Year!

Red Shoes said...

Happy New Year to you!

I so understand your comments when you speak of being an introvert... having to give that commencement address was one of the most difficult things I've had to do in a long time!!

I wish many many wonderful things for you in the year ahead!!

Always...

~shoes~

Jenny said...

Gorgeous postcards Ana... vibrant and beautiful... Happy New Year...

Jenny ♥

Em said...

That is the wonderful thing about the internet, isn't it? It's the inside that matters here! Which is a good thing!

Your butterflies are GORGEOUS. Congratulations on finishing them! Yay! I just love your art. SO beautiful. :)

Happy new year!

sophie...^5 said...

You are my kinda girl, especially the introverted side....thanks for popping over to see Sophie Doodle's world...she an extrovert...oh yes!!!

Happy New Year...Sophie's Dad Ron

PS...yeah you got doggies too!

Riot Kitty said...

If I could do art 1/100th as well as you do, it would be a huge achievement for me. So think big!

danasparkle said...

butterfly love to you. gorgeous. made me smile. thanks for you comment.
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Sofia said...

Your card are beautiful, very sunny and happy colors, calling for spring.
Lucky recipients!

Naquillity said...

not sure if my comment went through or not so i'm writing another one... may your new year be filled with new exploration and creative workings. your butterflies are beautiful and that dog is precious. and lastly, i'd like to wish you a most Happy Birthday this month. may it be filled with family & friends... have a great night~

Lynn Fisher said...

Wow, look at you go! These postcards are beautiful. Isn't it great to accomplish a year long project...such a great feeling.
Happy New Year to you Ana! : )

Loulou said...

Happy new year Ana! Your butterfly postcards of really beautiful. Interesting that I posted about a postcard today too. Although I didn't make mine.

bohemiannie! art said...

I love seeing a bit of your inner world. The butterflies are Exquisite! Man oh man!

Adam said...

happy new year

gigihawaii said...

Happy New Year! Aloha from Hawaii. And, yes, those butterflies are gorgeous, as is your dog.

Lucy Chen said...

Happy New Year, Ana! Love your butterflies.

beth said...

testing....blogger is being a poop !

beth said...

happy new year....may our days be filled with sweetness and love and our thoughts, well... that our thoughts be clear and nothing but GOOD !!
xxoo

Entre Nous said...

I simply ADORE the watercolors are you on ETSY??????

Ola said...

They are so pretty!
Happy New Year!

Nadia said...

Love you're butterfly pictures. So radiant in colours!

Splendid Little Stars said...

beautiful butterflies!

Buttons said...

Bring it on indeed Ana. I look forward to coming here and getting my talented artist and wise word fix. Hug B

BamaTrav said...

Haaaaaay, word up! I like moths and butterflies.

Christine Altmiller said...

These Butterflies are just so Beautiful...so much fluttering joy :-) Hope 2013 brings our introvert voiced even further out into the world. Happy New Year!

Ileana said...

Those butterflies are flying from the cards...so vibrant and full of life. I love your work.

You are right about the internet connecting everyone, introverts and extroverts alike, but the introverts are more interesting to me.

Francie M said...

Definitely bring it on, ana. Thank-you for all of your thoughtful comments on my blog in 2012 and thanks for sharing your wonderful art and thoughts. Looking forward to next year!

Wendy S. said...

Being a fellow introvert, I am relieved that we as a group don't have to change who we are but like a butterfly can emerge when the time is right. I can't wait to see your art and furbabies this year.

Mopsa said...

Your postcards are just beautiful!

I wish you a wonderful 2013 :)

AjBernardo said...

olá Ana :)

um muito feliz ano de 2013 para ti e para todos os teus , que seja um ano cheio de saúde , amor , sorte e alegrias... :D

obrigado pela visita ao meu blog...

Adorei as tuas borboletas , estão lindas , parabéns...

beijo
Arthur B

Kristin Van Valkenburgh said...

Beautiful piece and post - and so true! Whew, I can finally be okay with my hermit self :)
Happy 2013 to you, xo!

Annette said...

Happy New Year my friend. Love your watercolors so fresh and clean colors. The pup? He or she is smiling and such a pretty baby. Keep creating and blogging love them both.

Life 101 said...

I love the butterflies.
Happy New Year.
Rick ~ Your latest follower.

floating thru fields said...

love your colorful work and positive outlook :)
Happy 2013

AntiquityTravelers said...

Just stopping by to let you know that I've given you an award over on my blog :)

mia said...

Thanks for your comment!
Your vivid colors make me smile :)
Happy new year!

NatashaMay said...

Love that rainbow butterfly! And your pooch is just the sweetest thing.:)

Jacquelineand.... said...

Joyous New Year to you Ana, your words are always uplifting and you bring so much joy...both to me personally as well as all your other devoted readers.

Love the postcards and can't wait to see where you go next! Rock on 2013!

Susan said...

Ana your butterfly postcards look fabulous.

Meera Rao said...

very beautiful and colorful :) Happy New Year!

Jess said...

You're so right! The internet is a gift for us thoughtful introspective ones, happy new year Ana!Jess xx

Shaharoh said...

Beautiful and inspiring post! Happy New Year Introvert. May this year bring you all that you dream. I am dreaming big this year and even if that dream stays inside my head, it's still alive:) xoxo.

The Purple Assassin. said...

A very beautiful blog.
You do a great potential in writing.
The way you convey your message is just ecstatic.


Keep writing, A very Happy New Year!

Take Care :)

laura.forestdreams:) said...

wow!! GORGEOUS art!! your butterfly watercolors are so BRIGHT and magical & beautiful!!
thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving a note so that i could find you!!

Happy New Year!!

Tammie Lee said...

so many beautiful butterflies!
congratulations on all your beautiful art.

Teddi said...

gotta say i adore your butterflies! did you know there's another blog called introvert's introduction? you are right about your voice being heard. below's a link if want to take a peek.

http://introvertsintroduction.blogspot.com/

missy k said...

Seeing your art all together like that is so 'happy making!' .... so colourful, bright and positive.

Thank you!

Cute dog too!!!!!

Happy New Year :)

Karen x

Jho R said...

Happy new year. the butterflies are pretty.

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geetlee said...

Happy New Year Ana :)
The butterfly postcards are just gorgeous. I know I've said this before but I love your use of color. Just beautiful!
And yes, it is no longer an extroverted world! I love that sentiment and will keep that close to my heart :)
xoxo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic bright colored images, perfect for these grey and wet days.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Happy New Year and I love your butterfly collection....it looks fabulous and what a cute little doggie!

Jeanie said...

Loving those bright butterflies and the lovely black-and-white contrast! How handsome he is!

Zena said...

Wonderful butterflies, this series is fantastic. Lovely dog

anopensketchbook said...

Oh my goodness...those paws are too cute!!!!!

Elena said...

Ooooooooooooh...just loving the butterflies. Love the bright colors. And have loved seeing your growth so far :)

Claire Caudwell said...

Lovely words and art!

Bohemian said...

Your Butterfly Postcard Collection is Magnificent! And I'm glad you finished it before the end of the World. *Winks*

Dawn... The Bohemian