winter solstice

Winter Solstice

I would like to take a moment to wish you all a wonderful Winter Solstice and much peace, abundance, and joy in 2018!!! However you choose to take a few moments out of your everyday life over the next two weeks to express your love and gratitude to your family and friends, I hope it is filled with good food, much laughter, and many special moments. Thank you for supporting my art, following my blog, and taking a moment to share, comment, or send me an email. I really do appreciate every single one of you more than I can say!

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Air Mail by Laura Balducci

2017 was a bumpy year for many of us and the planet in general, even if just with the extreme weather around the world… and in my backyard! But it was also a successful year in many ways, and it is now drawing to an end. I, for one, am ready for the next chapter as there are so many new goals to be set and achieved, and many challenges to conquer. I feel like I accomplished a lot with my art this year thanks to all of you, and for this I am very grateful.

I have also faced personal challenges; as you may know I had to make the big decision of retiring from my career as a stylist/makeup artist due to physical issues. The last two months have in fact been very strange for me… for the last 32 years, the build-up to the holidays was always fully booked with hair cut appointments and I usually ran around like a crazy person… But not this year. I am taking advantage of this quiet time to sign off and spend some quality time with my loved ones, my zoo members, and in my art studio. I am focused on doing art in different mediums these days and I look forward to the results. I am pretty excited to share the future with you all and I invite you to check my website/blog every once in a while as I am planning an overhaul in the year. I’ll be back in the first week of 2018 to chat about my new goals! No resolutions for me this year!!!

Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season!

Sincerely,

Laura Balducci

Weekly Photo Challenge – Anticipation

Happy Winter Solstice!!!

Winter has hit our usually temperate province (British Columbia, Canada) in full force this year. It had been in the forecast since fall but we did not understand what they meant until it happened! And in my household, we are grateful for the inches of snow that have already fallen, mainly because there is a chance that it might replenish the water table and help avoid a drought for the next gardening season. With a high Anticipation for even more snow to fall this winter, we might even enjoy a white holiday season all the way into the new year. There are some out there who are not into the white fluffy stuff but honestly, we have had a shortage of water over the last few summers, in part due to very low snowfalls over the winters. So¬† bring it on! And it’s also a great pretext to spend extra time in the studio, cozied up with my loved ones – including my beloved zoo members of course – and drinking warm beverages.

The snow offers another benefit. I happen to be very fond of yard art and have put on display many little creatures and treasures in mine. Today I share a photo of a vintage toy with a clock concealed in its body that awaits in Anticipation to see if the snow will end up covering him completely this year or not. Only time will tell…

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