I can hardly believe 2020 is here, can you?! Talk about futuristic sounding, but here we are… the same as last year. No flying cars yet. I still can’t teleport myself to Hawaii whenever I want.
Last night, as I sat under my hair dryer I was listening to music that I like and was shocked to do the math. It had been 33 years since it came out! I was coming of age in the 1980’s and man we had the best music in my opinion. True musicians, who actually played their instruments. If you’re curious it was “Save your love” by Great White that I was listening to. What a talented and underrated group they were.
Anyway, now that 2020 is here I feel older than ever. Especially after reminiscing with my favorite music. *sigh* I guess I should be glad to still be alive and well. What is it they say? Age is a privilege denied to many. So true.
I’ll be looking down the throat at a major milestone this year… the big 5-0. Oh god. I remember my grandma being 50 and thinking she was old. Funny, I don’t really feel old. I still feel the same inside as I did at 20.
But you start to see things how they really are as you age. Ageism is real. Our whole culture is obsessed with youth. That leaves a lot of us on the outside looking in, doesn’t it? Oddly enough, when you’re young I don’t think you even realize you’re the center of everything. I just remember feeling inadequate because of my young age. Like there was a secret club that I wasn’t a part of. I’m still not in that club.
Now, the thought of time and aging are different for me. I think of my aging dad and hope he stays healthy. Thoughts of my teenage son and how old I’ll be when he’s my age if I’m even alive then. I think about how many years I really have left. Of course none of us really know that answer but I think about it often. I wonder how many paintings have I got left in me.
Which brings be back to art. It always comes back to art for me. This past weekend I worked in my art studio on a few paintings I have going all at once. Last night after my painting session, I realized I had wasted all that time. The paintings were crap. I’m thinking of covering them with gesso and starting all over. (not shown) I have a deadline looming for three of these and here we go again… time. Time is not on my side.
There’s a show I’m trying to get into and I’ve committed to three 18″x24″ paintings. Oy vey. So I better get to the actual point of this post and that’s to let you know I’ve finally got my calendars for 2020 listed here on my site. Talk about timing. Bad timing. I should’ve had them on here in November.
Oh well, shoulda, coulda, woulda… it doesn’t matter, they are on here now. Here’s the link to my calendar if you’d like to see and/or purchase. They’re paintings from 2019 and turned out nice. So if you haven’t gotten your 2020 calendar yet or if you need an extra for the office or wherever I’d be honored if you considered mine.
I wish for all of us a prosperous year full of love, good music, wonder and lots of art! Happy New Year Friend.
Learn more about me on the ‘About’ page
under the additional links menu. I’m an artist – a painter mostly and
an avid gardener. I paint a variety of subjects including birds, koi
fish, my gardens, ponds and flowers as well as anything having to do
with nature especially trees and tropical scenes. I
also enjoy painting abstracts and have started created more and more of
them. My most favorite thing to try to achieve in my painting is is
mystery and telling mystical stories.
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