Saturday, December 31, 2016

Keep It Simple

I don't do New Year's resolutions.  I used to make goals for myself, but I always made them pretty easy, and typically they were things I would do anyway without writing them down and posting them on the wall.  So then I came up with "theme" years -- "The Year of Birding", "The Year of Reading", "The Year of Art."  I've run out of themes, though, so you know what?  I think I'll just dispense with all that New Year's nonsense once and for all.

Instead, I'll just keep doing what I've been doing, which has been pretty darn good, all in all.  For example, I'll keep on watching those birds:

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

And I'll keep going out to sketch things:

Lately, I've been practicing drawing trees

Come Spring, I'll get back to my garden, and at times I'll do volunteer work for the Seattle Audubon publications committee, and I'll keep hanging out with my friends, and of course, most important of all, I'll keep hanging with my buddy Truman.

A recent outing to the Montlake Fill

So I have no resolutions, no goals, and no theme for 2017.  Because in my world, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!


  1. Cute new years card! (But don't you suggest on FB that you're going to do a drawing every day?)

    I never do resolutions--yet one more reason my life looks the way it does.

    1. The drawing a day thing is just for fun -- my friend Tina is doing it for a while (not necessarily the whole year) and I thought I'd join in. No pressure at all, as far as I'm concerned, to do it every day. Thought it might help me draw more during the gray wintry months when I can't get outside to sketch.

      Just call them "goals" instead of resolutions -- much easier. Or do you avoid having goals, too???

  2. That's a super pretty card! Keep up the good work on the trees too. They are wonderful.