Ahh...new year new beginnings!
What a year 2011 was.
I can honestly say that I did not have high hopes for 2011. 2010 was so incredible. Engaged at an AFI concert. 10 hour road-trip to Seattle to see one of my heroes in concert. Not only did I see Meat Loaf, I was allowed to go in the front row and show him my gifts. I was married in September at the most amazing wedding I could have dreamed of. And finally, the year ended with a honeymoon in Disney World and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Amazing. Absolutely amazing.
All this said, I did not think 2011 could top 2010. Can you blame me?
But guess what...
it was JUST AS AMAZING.
In 2011 I had my most successful business year ever. I sold more products and commissions than I ever have since starting this little venture and I completed more items in 3 months than I have ever created in my whole life. My side business, A.R.T. Photography started as a small hobby and turned into a full job and I have come so far and learned so much! I went to concerts, participated in craft fairs. And then the most exciting part of all, my lifelong dream of seeing Disneyland at Halloween time came true! I saw the Holiday Haunted Mansion and crossed it off the bucket list (although I plan to return and see it as many years as possible!). And while I saw one hero in 2010, I saw my other in 2011 by visiting Tim Burton's art exhibit at the LACMA in L.A.
This year was just so The most important thing of all in this amazing year is how inspired it left me. Seeing Tim Burton's art in person changed me. It pushed me into finally pursuing my own dreams. Between that and being at Disneyland and feeling the magic in my bones, I came home a new person. It has already inspired so much- Jack was a result of the trip!
(Jack and Zero made the front page of the paper on Christmas day, by the way!!)
Anyways, what I am saying here, is 2012 has a lot of potential. I feel like I can accomplish as much as I set out to do. Of course, that is only if I work towards it.
I have applied for Disney and while I have no idea what will come of it or if anything will at all, I will work as hard as I can towards my goal of one day working for the company. Disney gave me my first glimpse of how magical life can truly be, if you just let it. Since then, I have strived to bring magic to life through my art.
And now it is time to take that a step further and try and bring magic to life for the world.
2012 is a time for new beginnings, new hopes and new dreams (or old dreams in my case)-
either way, this is a new year and anything is possible!
I wish you all the best for 2012 and that you all experience a little bit of magic!