As we are counting the last hours of the old year and looking forward to the new one, I just want to reflect on the past year and say that it went pretty well for me. I tried to focus on doing things I love. I’ve baked a lot, trying to be inventive and try new things. I’ve tried to take better photos of my food and my surroundings. I tried to spend more time painting. I have actually finished several paintings out of which two were sold in a charity event helping needy Bosnian families and one got an award and it is still displayed in our local museum gallery. I tried to spend more time with my kids, be a better parent, be a good friend and a listener. I tried to keep an open mind and an open heart to the new things that came along. Have I succeeded? Not sure. I am sure of one thing though: I will not stop trying and hoping that this new year will be better in every way not only for me, but also for all of you that are reading this post and for the whole world.
This is my latest painting. The original photo comes from a Croatian photographer Boris Stromar and can be seen at Boris’ website. With Boris’ permission I have used this photo as a reference. The painting depicts river Una, one of the most beautiful rivers of Bosnia and Europe.
This is how I started:
16 thoughts on “Best Wishes for the New Year and a finished soft pastel painting”
I’m very impressed with your painting and all the more impressed with ur good resolutions. I’m sure you have carried them out well. Happy blessed new year to u!
Thanks so much! Happy New Year to you too! Peace and Love!
You are so talented!
Thank you so much for your kind words! Wishing you a Very Happy New Year! 🙂
Happy New Year Sibella! I’m looking forward to a year full of your gorgeous baking, painting, and thoughtful words. Here’s to a great 2012 and an even better 2013! ❤
Thank you my dear Korena! I am so looking forward to what amazing things you will bake in the New Year! May this year be better than all that have passed! XOXO Sibella
Happy New Year Sibella!
I have really enjoyed your blog this year and look forward to more great posts in 2013. Good luck with your resolutions.
Thanks Peggy! Happy New Year to you too! Forgot to add “follow more blogs and make more friends” to my resolutions… 😀
Happy New Year Sibella! This painting is beautiful and it is even more beautiful knowing that it was auctioned for a good cause. Take Care and keep on with your passions. BAM
Sibella, I really like the strong colors in your final version. Happy New Year!
Thanks so much Kathleen, Happy New Year to you too! 🙂
What beautiful thoughts about your past year, Sibella. You are also such a gifted artist and how wonderful it is that you’ve used your talent to help charities.. that’s so admirable! Wishing you a wonderful 2013!! xxx
Thanks so much Barb! 🙂 Happy New Year to you and your family! ❤
That is one beautiful work of art Sibella! Love it, and also your new header 🙂 All the best for 2013!
Thank you Munira! To you as well I wish all the best for the year 2013 and years to come! 🙂