Thursday, January 01, 2009


Dawn is breaking clear, crisp and cold this morning. I awoke to an NPR interview with President Elect Obama and a discussion of his support of the arts. The kitties were eagerly awaiting their breakfast and all were so cheerful and filled with antics, even at 6:30 am .... It's the New Year!!!

We celebrated last night with Mom, C, Emily and Nick --- they helped us prepare some chese and crackers (they told me later they preferred 'their own' foods! LOL), a glass of sparkling white grape juice, and a bit of cartoons. When the grands fell asleep, we brought in the New Year watching the ball drop at Times Square -- a quiet time for us - but good - the warmth of our home and family keeping out the cold night.

This morning, with 'hope' in the air, eagerness for positive changes in the world, I thought poppies would be fitting -- their red, to me, symbolizing energy and joy -- and all my best wishes for a glorious, joyous, prosperous, creative 2009 for you and yours!

We didn't 'pop' any sparklers or fireworks-- our celebrations are a tad quieter - but I think the reds here, the 'poppies' are my own exuberant celebration of hope, love, joy, and peace.

HAPPY 2009!!!


KarenHarveyCox said...

Happy New Year Lin. Your beautiful work is an inspiration.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy 2009, Poppies are great to see as the first flower of the year.

Anonymous said...

The happiest of new years to you too Lin, and all your family members -- regular and fur kind! Not sure why this font is so tiny; everything is different since all had to be reloaded from the computer crash. Hope you can read it! I can just barely read it!!

The poppies are lovely and so real looking. I think it's a perfect way to enter in the new year. Those along with the sun we have are finally pulling me awake!!!
Hugs and Love,
Lorraine, Bruce and the Fabulous Five Felines!

Shirley said...

Glorious! You really are making this wonderful art technique your own!

Teri C said...

This is just gorgeous Lin; bright and airy and full of light and life.
Happy 2009

Teresa said...

Oh Lin! These are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! Two thumbs up (would rate it higher than that if I had more thumbs available!).