Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The last day of 2013

I thought I'd share with you what the last day of the year looks like here in the Pacific Northwest.  

The prediction for the day is: low clouds, fog and poor visibility conditions improving around noon.  Cloudy with temperatures steady in the mid 40's.  Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. 

All three photo's were taken while on my walk around 9 o'clock this morning.

In the first photo we are looking south on the beach.You can see waves on the water and the breeze was blowing in my face and it felt cool but refreshing.

 This short set of stairs leading to the beach and we see more gray skies.  The tide is coming in but still plenty of beach to walk on.

Looking north you see more cloudy and gray skies. 

On this the last day of 2013 I look back and I'm very happy with all I accomplished this year.  I won't list them all but here are a few of my artistic accomplishments: I painted 56  57 paintings (which was a new record for me), I received an honorable mention at our local art show and sold 3 watercolor commissions, I also took on the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge …not easy feat, and yet one I'm contemplating attempting once again. And I think this is my 100th blog post for the year.
I like the fact that the year will end calmly.  I'm thinking its probably a forecast for the new year coming on, right?

Happy New Year - 2014


  1. Lovely "last post."
    Lovely area. So serene and restful.

  2. Anonymous2:49 AM

    Hello Nancy,

    That is a nice spot to have a walk even with the clouds.

    I wish you and your family a Happy creative New Year full of joy, success and first of all a good health.


  3. Happy New Year Nancy. I love the calm feeling this beachfront provides, I do hope it heralds a calm, but interesting 2014 for you.

    You accomplished a lot in the past year. I've considered the 30 in 30 days challenge now and then, then my reality kicks in and I realize I'd never have time to produce and then would have all those little paintings lying around the studio!

  4. Thank you Jeanette … I felt ok about what all I accomplished. This year I'll go into it with a more focused plan to see what I can accomplish. I've decided for this year to forget about the 30 in 30, I have some other areas I want to concentrate on for now.
    Thank you for dropping by. Happy New Year!

  5. Thank you Helene … it is a wonderful place to walk and one that can encourage some paintings.

    I hope the new year is wonderful, healthy and peaceful.

  6. Thank you Donna, I hope your new year produces everything you hope for.

  7. Congratulations on your accomplishments - you can be very proud of yourself. Here's wishing you continued success in the coming year. Happy New Year!