Saturday, December 31, 2016

As the Sun Sets...

As the sun sets on 2016...


and I reflect on my experiences this past year...

I think about...

my sense that there is always light to be found in the darkness...


how hard it sometimes is to maintain my balance...

the fact that I always have the opportunity to write my own story...

the times when life felt mixed up and tangled...

the many treasures I found in unexpected places...

the losses that continue to hurt all these years later...

those special memories I created through my own choices...

the moments I was running on empty...

my faith in the belief that what goes around comes around

the heights I reached through hard work and determination...

and my continued quest...

Thank you all for continuing to be such a big part of my journey this past year. I look forward to all the adventures we will have together in 2017.

A happy, healthy, and creative new year to each and every one of you!

34 comments:

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Happy New Year, Seth! What a beautiful post you've made for the new year. I just now finished watching your Card Play video, and can hardly wait to get my hands on a set of playing cards so that I can start a new little "book" for the year. Perfect for 2017! Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher and inspiration. I'm looking forward to whatever you do next.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A happy, healthy, and creative new Year to you as well Seth!
Thank you for all the inspiration!
oxo Susi

Shelby Pizzarro said...

Beautiful thoughts for the New Year. Thanks for inspiring us to creatively live the life we've imagined. All best wishes going your way for 2017. :-)

ART*ticulation said...

Love all the old photos thank you. Happy New Year 2017!!!!!!!!!!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Awesome post, thanks for sharing both the heart ache and the magical moments.. You touched my heart for sure. Great photos to illustrate your journey, but the portrait of you, is so wonderful.. Shows such joy.. Happiest New Year to you! 😊

Roberta Warshaw said...

Happy new Year Seth!

Kaz Hall said...

Wishing you a happy and creative new year Seth xx

Cec said...

Fabulous post. Happy New Year and I hope 2017 is filled with nothing but good health, happiness and lots of creativity - that is my plan for the year. xx

Pat said...

Great post. All the very best to you for 2017.

Helen said...

what beautiful photos you found to express your thoughts of 2016. Wishing you a very Happy 2017.

Sharon Y said...

Lovely post Seth. Such a visual and spiritual feast. Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative New Year. Looking forward to your class in a few weeks!

Maureen said...

Seth, you are a steady and wonderful presence on the Web. Warm wishes for continued success in the coming New Year. May it be a time filled with wonders and the beauty of art.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I relay enjoyed this look back at 2016. You have been such an important influence in my art, and I am grateful for that. Thanks for being such a wonderful blogger. Have an enjoyable and safe holiday. Here's to an artful 2017.

Miriam said...

Happy new year Seth..... I love your post.... a lot of truth can be found for many if u a with what you've written. Thanks from your creativity and long mas it continue to inspire us all.

Terry Ricioli said...

Wishing you a creatively Happy New Year!

Nancy said...

Wish you joy , light and creativity in the year to come.

Jo Murray said...

Great way to illustrate your year.....now onward and upward in 2017.

Nikki Acton said...

beautifully expressed... may your hard work, determination and choices continue to deliver those special memories and experiences; may your mixed up moments and feelings of loss be balanced by the light that follows the dark; may your story be full of unexpected treasures

trish quilty said...

Patty & I had a New Years lunch today & talked about how much we had enjoyed your presence in our lives, and the great classses over the years. Such inspiration & challenges Seth. How the journey began seeing "you" in NY driving on the freeway so many years ago. Wishing a stamp store nearby features you again. Happy New Year to you & yours from your "stalker".

craftimamma said...

Beautiful post Seth. I was so sad to have to pull out of the wonderful class you gave for PaperArtsy and friends in the UK back in September (slow recovery from surgery) so I'm looking forward to finding out as much as I can about your techniques from Youtube, etc., in 2017. Have a wonderful new year and I'm sure you will go from strength to strength in the year to come.

john said...

Now this is what I call creativity! I loved the photos to accompany your words. Terrific! Happy New Year, Seth!

:-)

John

Hazel Agnew said...
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Hazel Agnew said...

Feel so privileged to have met such a genuine, loving human being! Sending my very best of everything for 2017. X Disregard my previous text that came out wrong!

Cindy said...

Beautiful photos, and beautiful thoughts.
Happy new year to you!

Robert said...

Thank you, Seth for all you do and especially for the moments of creative insight you have helped bring to so many individuals in person and online in 2016. Wishing you the best of everything in 2017!

Louise said...

You're wonderful Seth! Thanks for the work you do and I look forward to reading more posts from you in the year ahead. Happy new year! x

cecile said...

great choice of pictures, Seth :)
Thank you for all your blogs this year. All of them have been ( and are) inspirations. Your dedication to your blogs and through them to your followers is apprraised very much. That 2017 may bring you much happiness, love, health , journeys, creativity and succes. :)

Jackie P Neal said...

I love your photos representing your year in the life!
Happy new year Seth- many blessings
Hugs,Jackie ")

Nan G said...

Happy New Year, Seth! Here's to a new year filled with creative challenges for both of us. Thanks for all you do to inspire and motivate our creative side!

Carol said...

Amazing photos and words! A very happy New Year to you. You have been and I'm sure will continue to be a great inspiration. Thanks for your creative sharing.

Jeanne Kelly said...

You have such a wonderful soul Seth - God Bless you in 2017!

donna joy said...

And the same to you~

oneartistjournal.com said...

Such a beautiful poetic post..reflecting of your beautiful poetic spirit. Orly

~*~Patty S said...

What a beautiful and uplifting post Seth!
You express yourself beautifully in your artwork and in your words.
Brightest of Blessings in this new year.
oxo