Well, HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2011 has had it's challenges, at least in my life, but I have been very blessed by rich friendships, old and new. I have learned again that friends are the best wealth you can have. And I have some good, strong goals for the New Year - personally and professionally. I don't do resolutions, because when you break them you feel defeated. With goals, if you fall short - just try again! Eventually you'll get there. It's NOT a race.
This painting is my submission for my Girls Just Wanna Paint group, and the topic was "Local Landmark'. Now, I'm going to warn you that these bronze statues of ducks are not in RI, they are in Boston, in the Public Garden. But I lived most of my life in and around Boston, and am just charmed by this sculpture set. I should find and include the photo of my daughter's 2nd grade class all sitting on the ducks from a field trip there. Literally, almost all day these sculptures are covered with children. The inspiration was Robert McCloskey's children's book Make Way For The Ducklings, set in Boston.
It is a wonderful story about a duck family that starts out in the Charles River area, which turns out to be not safe enough in this mother duck's eye. She then waddles her family through neighborhoods and across impossibly busy streets to get them to the safe haven of the Public Garden pond. If you have a small one to read to, I promise they will love this simple book. Of course, then someday you have to take them to Boston to see and sit on the sculpture (and call me and I'll meet you for coffee!)
So, do check out our post today - promises to be interesting!
And I wish you all health, happiness and prosperity in 2012!