Sunday, December 29, 2013

Images of 2014



2014 is promising to be a mighty year. I never do resolutions or words, but this year one word seems to be taking form and I believe it is important to hear the voice of your heart. "Life." Life is short and so delicate... therefore, I want to live it. I don't want to just go through the motions of everyday life. I want to really live life.

I want to continue painting because painting sings to my heart.

I want to dedicate more time to my sketchbook. I especially want to start a travel sketchbook. I have some great trips coming up in 2014. I am going back to Brazil in January. In April, we are going to Ireland, England and planning on taking the train to Italy. EXCITED!

I want to practice meditation, yoga, and practice a more sustainable lifestyle.

And continue to make my home the reflection of our soul (bookcase via Anthropologie and desk via Ikea- but don't tell my hubby. He hates Ikea).

I wish you all a 2014 filled with life, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow has not yet happened.

19 comments:

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

What a beautiful and sincere post, Ana...as always. I love the Meditation poster. How exciting to be traveling in your birthday month!! I haven't done much traveling lately, but will someday go to Ireland. I think a Travel Journal will be wonderful. I hope I get to glimpse at it tomsee what strikes you the most on your adventures. Me, I am enjoying the space between Christmas and New Year's...no work...reading, sketching...and wondering if my granddaughter will arrive in December or January! Maybe 1-4-14 ?

Francie M said...

Always enjoy a peek into someone's life and this fit the bill perfectly. Your life is so full of light and space, Ana, so refreshing! Yes 2014 does sound very exciting looking forward to reading about your journeys!

Cloudia said...

You spoke to my heart!


ALOHA
from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^=

Sofia said...

I am looking forward to seeing your progress on the exciting projects you have for the next year. I am sure you will have a lot of material to blog about!

Meera Rao said...

Happy 2014 ! Wish you safe travels, fun with your travel sketchbook and progress with all your resolutions!

Arkansas Patti said...

Loved the rules for being human.
What amazing trips you have planned that will be a real boon for an artist like you. Your artistic eye will see things others might skip over.
Hope 2014 holds all you dream of.

Kyra Wilson said...

I want to live life too. :) I'm with you! And I think we're going to Ireland next year too!

Ophelia said...

Such beauty!!! Wishing you the very best of everything in 2014!!!

Melissa said...

I can hear the excitement in your voice! Travel is always a great thing to look forward to! I also like "The Lessons" too.

Wishing you a "lively" Happy 2014!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

You have such a bright, beautiful soul, Ana! And I am happy to have found you. I love all the photos, but especially the rules for being human. I must steal it and place it on my blog!

Yes, live! Live each day with joy and gratitude. That's my plan for 2014, and every day that I'm fortunate to have. Life is unpredictable, and very fragile, and it could end at any moment. You have to LIVE while you can.

Happy New Year to you!

AntiquityTravelers said...

wonderful post! I was just thinking about my so-called 'word' for 2013 ... Sisu. I think it could work for you this year :)

We just returned from Christmas in Ireland .... what a wonderful, lovely and beautiful place, filled with warm people - despite the weather! They certainly live their life with Sisu!

May you find the voice in your heart this year my friend

Jeanie said...

You may not do resolutions, but your goals are terrific. May you achieve all you choose -- and not become so "into" those things that others pass you by! Sending much good will and wishes to you for a Happy New Year!

Riot Kitty said...

Well said! Thank you. And thank you for the lovely images.

Terra said...

I think you are setting a path for yourself for 2014 that sounds very good and well, full of "Life." The art travel journals will be gorgeous.

Cristiane Marino said...

Ana, adorei suas resoluções de Ano Novo, que você as concretize, e que 2014 seja um ano glorioso!
Bjs querida, é uma alegria ter sua amizade

Magic Love Crow said...

Fantastic post! Well said ;o) 2014 sounds exciting! I wish you all the best ;o) Happy New Year ;o)

Red Shoes said...

I really like the rules for being human...

You are always so eloquent with your words...

Namaste, dear...

~shoes~

Almost Precious said...

Love The Rules of Being Human. All too true.
Thank you for a totally relevant post. Love The Rules of Being Human. All too true.
Thank you for a totally relevant post.

Palomasea said...

Brava to you, dear Ana!!!
Carpe Diem and enjoy with wild abandon!! :))) What exciting plans!
Traveling the world is one of life's greatest gifts and pleasures....
Thank you for ALWAYS inspiring....you inspire me to be true to myself.
Hugs,
- Irina