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Many thanks, we really appreciate your support and enthusiasm throughout 2013. We look forward to an even more creative and doll filled year in 2014.
2014 began for me with great joy and many happy hours catching up with both my boys and their gorgeous girls. It had been nearly 18 months since we had all been together, so now I am feeling replenished and energised. What a gift children can be, even when very adult and independent. It's so inspiring to hear of their plans and inspirations.
A new year always presents to me as a wonderful beginning. I suppose that is where the New Year's resolution idea comes from originally. I begin every new year wanting to spend more conscious time with the people I love, to read more, spend more time in the garden, and to create more.
Creating more is always where my mind becomes bombarded with ideas over the lovely holiday time that flows over the end of one year into the beginning of the next. Creating more is always for me many tendrilled. For the last couple of years, writing has been demanding my attention. This has coincided with health challenges, and a need to be less active at times, and has made me realise that there are always new directions for our creativity to flow.
I have had quite a battle with frustration over this time and so I have added to my 2014 resolution list "to be less frustrated". What a complex resolution this one is, just four simple words and a mammoth journey. To concentrate on wellness is also on my list for this year. My garden is always a part of my creative drive and certainly my wellness, as well as a lovely quiet space to dissolve frustration, so it looks like it might be a big year for the plants!!
And what about dolls you may well ask. They are never far from thought, being designed in my mind ready to emerge in their own good time. I just love the mystery of this particular creative process and I know so many of you have also been hooked into this wonderful endeavour. It is not only fulfilling but also healing.
May 2014 break all records for doll creating. Whether you make for yourself or whether you send them off on their own journeys into the world to bring joy into the life of someone else, I wish you a healthy, fulfilling and creative year.