My resolution this year is to find more time to work on my art. I get so caught up in making books and filling orders for guest books in my Etsy shop that I don’t leave myself any time to play. My creative muse gets sad and cranky!

Here is a page I started at least a year ago and let it sit unfinished in my art journal.

I added the little thumbnail drawing of the carp in the pond during a trip. The inspiration came from art hanging in my hotel room.

The quote came months later, courtesy of my friend who regularly posts quotes on her Facebook page.

As part of a challenge group I joined, I decided to finally finish the page and submit it. And here it is! Such a good feeling to have completed the page!