I thank you all.

Learning about life through art and a pandemic.
On Thursday I will be uploading my last creation for 2020, but first I wanted to say thank you to all of you who follow, or drop by my site.
I am so very grateful for each one you on this journey.
Every comment and conversation has been a delight, and a link to a supportive, funny, and talented community.
I have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to discover and follow your work, your process, lives, and the inspiration you offer.

The poetry, art, photography, music, favorite books, food, and news of the world have kept me connected in an isolated time.

In these last few days I am reviewing my steps, stumbles, leaps and what I have learned in 2020. What to carry forward, and what to definitely leave behind entering 2021.
I am asking myself “who was I as a person in 2020, and what did I offer to others?”
What better place to discover yourself than to review the past year of your own site? A snapshot of a challenging and enlightening year – in thumbnails.

In January
We ushered out the old year and welcomed the new. I painted and wrote about pursuing your path, and the importance of having a dream.

February & March Lockdown
I painted and wrote about learning new things, the wonder of life, welcoming spring, and contemplating solutions.

April Lockdowns
Masks alerted our attention on the importance of a smile. While we were in lockdown nature was bursting forth.
I came across a nature-made altar, painted it, and also found that life can be both prickly and sweet.
Most of all, I just kept believing in the greater good. A sense of humor became gold.


May & the Southwest States Second Wave
20,935,000 Americans were only the first to become unemployed, hospitals were overwhelmed.
I painted the focus, acceptance, and trust of nature and birds,
and wrote about what I learned from them and within myself.


June, July, and August
D. Trump lifted a ban on baiting and killing hibernating bears, their cubs, and wolves in Alaska
that had previously prohibited sports hunters from slaughtering them by any means.
I painted a mother bear and her cub while asking for their protection and for the balance of the planets eco system. There were devastating fires.
The world seemed surreal, the virus was receding but the mounting life imbalance surged.
People came together in the determination for change in protecting, and rebuilding a new democracy that had systematically been allowed to be humiliated, but not destroyed.
And the protests escalated.
Many remained steady and vigilante on the platform of grace. Many did not.


September and October
Acceptance became sanity. My industry changed, and I chose to pivot, explore, learn and head into that change.
We embraced the colours of autumn, nurturing and change for the better…for everyone.

November
“Change, and the Center of Gravity.” I am passionate about questioning everything,
asking for the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I imagined miracles and possibilities, and finally, finally arrived at a painting style by shear accident that I liked.
(Note to self; keep in 2019.)
Then I began teaching myself motion graphics…
and I was so very thankful to life itself.

December
Reflecting on a year that was a deep dive,
a personal and emotional deep clean,
and an excavation of all that held no value.
I shared in, and embraced the true Spirit of Christmas.


Almost ready for 2021…..
If you have actually read this far, then wow, I am truly honored and grateful.
Embracing the now, waving goodbye to what is no longer valuable
for myself, all of humanity and the planet.

Peace to all.

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  1. Wonderful roundup of creativity!

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  2. Thanks! Definitely feels like closing the books on an entire year… or therapy! So ready to move forward 🙂☮️❤️

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  3. Way to go Liza! You did it with style and grace, I salute you!

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  4. Onward! I believe that normalcy will begin to make a strong return fairly soon, because vaccines are here snd a competent and sane person (Biden) will be in the White House.

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  5. Wow, I am going to screen capture this comment, blow it up to 3’ x 5’, frame it, add twinkle lights and look at it every morning! Thank you Fragglerocking… Happy End of 2020 ☮️!

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  6. Ditto, Ditto, Ditto and thank you to all those that stood up! Thank you my friend, happy end of 2020. Hope we are seeing life clearly now 🙂☮️.

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  7. Either way is good! ❤️🙂

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  8. It has been quite a challenging year. Happy & Healthy New Year 2021! 👪🌃🥂🎇

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  9. Happiest of New Years, Liza!

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  10. Beautiful words, beautiful art, thank you.
    Best wishes for an inspirational new year 🙂

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  11. ‘Tis a treat to the eyes! ✨
    Woah! I’m amazed by your skills. Kudos to you, artist!🎨

    Stay safe and blessed.☺
    -THE INK WARRIOR🌻

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  12. Very nice Liza I like a lot your last phrase:

    “waving goodbye to what is no longer valuable
    for myself, all of humanity and the planet.”

    🙂

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  13. Thank you! You and yours as well!

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  14. And you as well Ana! ❤️⭐️☮️

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  15. Thank you John, and to you and yours as well!⭐️⭐️⭐️☮️❤️

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  16. Thank you so much ink warrior ❤️ INK ON ! ⭐️☮️

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  17. Thank you so much Burning heart, I am touched that you read it! And that phrase, or resolution was years and years in the unfolding. Big job for us all to be a true human! Best to you and happy new year!

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  18. Goin’ in the right direction! 😚

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  19. Yes, i made it all the way to the end! You did a great summary of this most unusual year. You have a fabulous body of art work here. I always admire and envy people who can paint with such precision! Mine never quite turn out that way! Your work is just beautiful!!
    dwight

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  20. Wow, thank you! And I am tickled you read the post 😊. Hey, I have seen your lovely paintings when posted. I have always admired a more fluid, natural style so, there you go. Thanks again, happy new year!

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  21. To each his/her own!! :>)

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  22. Great post! Amazing to see your year and your amazing work distilled like this. All best wishes for 2021!

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  23. Thank you so much for your kind comment John! All the best for your 2021 as well! Take care…

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