Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

I can't believe...insert cliché here.

There are a few things that make me a bit thoughtful as I look back on 2008.  Many of which have already gotten considerable press such as the Election, the new administration, the economy, and Illinois politics.  Others, less so:  Freddie's passing, IAJE's passing, and the future of the arts in said economy.  Considering the latter, I have been so grateful to the group of bloggers that I read for giving a voice to some of those issues.  Thanks to Darcy, Majikthise,  DonnaTroy, Howard Mandel, Dave Douglas and so many others.

As for my part, I look back on some of the posts for the last year and I see an evolution from some posts about the artistic process and aesthetics to mainly a links clearing house I feel a slight tinge of disappointment and concern about what this blog is "supposed to be" and the types of posts that "should" be here.  Neither of these are healthy.  I will continue to post but I will also try to be much more mindful and post thoughts that are important to ME vice things that "should" be on the blog in order for it to be what it's "supposed" to be.  There may be more time between posts, but there will continue to be posts.

As a final note, tis the season for resolutions and I do have some this year.  They are very general and they are as follows:

Less Driving...More Biking

Less Speaking...More Listening

Less Buying...More Making or Making Due

Less Electronic Media...More Reading

Less Facebook...More Facetime (sorry, that is a cliche waiting to happen!!!)

Less Division...More Inclusion

Less Expecting...More Accepting

and finally...

Less Planning...More Doing