January 3, 2010

...a new decade!

as 2009 slipped quietly away a few nights ago and we LOUDLY welcomed 2010..(lots of slightly illegal fireworks accompany many gardner family celebrations)...i was so content.  excited even.  i don't think i've ever looked forward to a new year so much as i am this one. 
i believe that 2010 is going to bring so many wonderful opportunities, great growth, unselfish sharing, collaboration, growing new friendships and treasuring the old. 
i have new friends and one INVALUABLE OLD FRIEND in my life, amazingly talented friends, who have big dreams for 2010 and i can't wait to watch each of them, each of you, as you realize those goals and achieve your "mondo beyondo" dreams!
lots of etsy stores opening up, several magazine write-ups, poetry published, photographs bought, framed and hung, gallery showings, art shows, classes taught and taken, shirts, journals, stationary and jewelry being made with YOUR art work and worn across the country....and on and on and on.
i've got chills just writing the words!
it's like starting the best book in the world and wanting to skip to the last chapter to see how it all ends!
you go girls!
2010 here we come!


  1. Hi Chrissy! Wonderful post, I feel the same excitement of the coming year! So glad to have met you and can't wait to go through Goddess class with you! Your friends jewelry is AMAZING!! I'm in awe of all of it, but LOVE the rose ring...so me!! Going to have to save my pennies!!

    Take care my dear friend, I sent you an email...hugs and much love,

  2. happy new year chrissy! what an exciting time to be an artist and to celebrate the beauty in the everyday...cheers to 2010 and all that it will reveal!


  3. WOO HOO! I am totally with you on this 2010 New Year excitement!! and I can't wait to meet at Artful Journey next month - OMG!! it's NEXT MONTH!!!

  4. Well, when you put it like that, how could I not look forward to such a fabulous year. Especially looking forward to meeting you very soon.

  5. yes. yes. here we come!!! i hope 2010 finds us spending some time together...dreaming, creating, painting, laughing, talking, sharing, eating, just hanging out!!!
    i miss my friend and hope you are well!!! xxooxxoo

  6. you are just a dear. Happy new year to you. Sending you my love.

  7. Hi Chrissy, I'm so glad you contacted me at Suzi's class and introduced yourself. Now I have connected to your blog and I am just delighted. Happy New Year and let's enjoy every precious moment of it.
    xox Rella
    p.s. do come over and visit me at Faerieluna and leave a comment to be in a gift away drawing this Thursdsay.


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