• Digital & Mixed Media Artist •

• Digital & Mixed Media Artist •



Friday, December 31, 2010

~A Brand New Year for us All~

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called "Opportunity" and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce~
 (Photograph by Daniel Cadieux)

We meet today
To thank Thee for the era done,
And Thee for the opening one.
~John Greenleaf Whittier~

For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.
 ~T.S. Eliot~

Resolve to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years you may have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty persons happy, or brightened a small town by your contribution to the fund of general enjoyment.
~Sydney Smith~

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown. And he replied: Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light, and safer than a known way.
~ Minnie L. Haskins~

A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
 ~Edgar A. Guest~

In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, never in want.
~Irish toast ~


Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
Just Above,
the Winter White Badge is my Gift to you 
for this Brand New Year! 
Just Right Click and Save to your Computer if you would Like to have it!I Have Formatted her to 
Fit a 220Width Side Bar.
It is a Brand New Year for us all! 
I Love What Edith Lovejoy Pierce said and it Bares Repeating:
"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. 
We are going to put words on them ourselves. 
The book is called "Opportunity" 
and its first chapter is New Year's Day."

Thank You Debra of Common Ground 
or Providing us another 
Wonderful Opportunity to Share!
You are Always so Very Generous!
Thank You Again and I Look forward more
Vintage Inspiration Fridays!

My Hope for us all is that we Find 
Many Blessing  and  Peace 
in the Coming New Year.
That our Creative Muses visit us often 
and Provide us with the Gift of Joy and Creativity !


Cindy Adkins said...

Dear Jill,
Happy New Year!!! I hope it is the best ever!!!

Judith Tetley said...

Oh Jill; what a beautiful post. Happy New Year to You and Yours!
Kind Regards

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hello Jill,
beautiful post! Have a Happy New Year.

BLISS angels said...

this is my frist comment in 2011 and I can't think of a better person to leave it with , dear friend thank you for your comments,inspiration last year..... wishing lots dreams , wishes over the next 12 months Hugs wendy

Anonymous said...

Beautiful collection of quotes, blessings and pictures. Thank you so much for the beautiful new badge. Happy New Year!

My Grama's Soul said...

Good morning Jill.....I LOVED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE QUOTES!!! Well done my friend.



Frosted Petunias said...

Happy New Year Jill! Thank you for the inspiring quotes and images. What a beautiful way to start the New Year. And may I say that your winter white header is sooo gorgeous!!! Love love love it! All those shades of soft whites and yummy creams...and that window! Beautiful:)


Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Jill, well so great to meet you. I love Eugene, its gorgeous. Thanks so much for posting my button, really appreciate it! You're in the contest. Good luck. Take care, Riki

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Oh Jill, I loved reading your post today...such beautiful quotes and pictures all made me feel so good and the badge you created is absolutely gorgeous my friend!
I want to wish you Many Blessings and Much Love & Happiness in this New Year. I also want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the kindness you have always shown me, the encouragement you gave me and your heartfelt words that lifted me up in 2010. You are a Dear Friend and I feel blessed to have met you.
Carol Anne

Betsy said...

Your blog and your beautiful pictures are so inspiring. I'm going to look around and will also be back to see what you're doing.
Thanks you for visiting with me too.
A Very Happy New Year to you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jill,
Such a beautiful and thoughtful post ... I do hope your ringing in of the New Year was a spirited one! I always look forward to putting the past behind me and moving forward. I have learned, over the last five years, how fleeting life truly is. I have long since given up on making resolutions as I tire of the great disappointments. To make each day count and to live in the moment has become my biggest challenge ... however these are ones that have changed my life for the better!

May the coming months bring you much love, joy, and peace ... and may your creativity over flow, knowing no bounds!

Jeri Landers said...

What wonderful quotes to go along with delicious snowy images! I would certainly love to view all from highest tower in that castle.
I HAVE indeed been a busy bee, at least 8 hours a day at my oak table, scribbling away! I did, however, take some time today to visit others and post a wee bit of nonsense in the Hollow.

Jann said...

Lovely photos--the little squirrel in the snow is precious. Do you know where the white castle, or building is located? I'm very curious about that beautiful building! Happy New Year!


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