January 17, 2010

happy new year. . at last!

wishing a wonderful happy new year to you all!
(i eventually made it onto my blog)
the snow and the cold has kept us busy
exploring & exclaiming
then the thaw and the greenery uncovered
and more exploring & inspecting to be done
we have cuddled sleepily round pinecone fires
melted the last of the christmas candles
and eaten the last of the festive food
and we have been making plans...
setting new ventures for this new year
i have re-drafted & updated my business plan
and now have projects to finish & targets to reach.
I shall share them here very soon.
i am feeling nervous & apprehensive,
but so excited and raring to go!
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i shall catch up with you when i can x

36 comments:

  1. Happy new year, and good luck with your ventures.

    As always, your photo's are beautiful xx

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  2. A very Happy New Year to you! So happy to see that you are back with inspiring images and words!

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  3. Ruthie, I look forward to any new projects you may have underway - how exciting!

    Happy New Year to you!

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  4. Welcome back and Happy New Year!

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  5. How nice to see your images and read your musings. If 2010 is anything like your calendar art, then it will be glorious indeed! Warmest wishes for this new year.--Richard

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  6. glad your back...missed you!
    a happy new year for you and yours!

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  7. Gorgeous photos, and beautiful calligraphy Ruthie, wonderful to see you back, and can't wait to hear all your exciting plans. I think I need to do the same, a little planning and goal setting, but I'm such a bumbler through life it doesn't come naturally to plan anything much!

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  8. Hi Ruthie, happy new year! I feel as though the year's been slow at getting started, maybe it's the snow delaying things? It's mostly gone this morning so today is a day of getting down to work ;) Your plans sound very exciting, I can't wait to hear what you have in mind!x

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  9. Beautiful images, Ruthie! So wonderful to hear your plans are coming together and I wish you magical moments and bright times ahead. Much love. xx

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  10. 'Aaaaaappy new year!! I enjoyed the photos so much...thanks! And so great that you're back ;O)))

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  11. Hi Ruthie
    i love the images you put on your blog, so rich and Celtic, i always imagine your house to be full of rich colours and big books a roaring fire a glass of red! he he!! fliss xx

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  12. Anonymous19/1/10 00:58

    Welcome back, Ruthie! Yay! You take the most beautiful photographs. I'm looking forward to all that you have to offer in this new year!

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  13. wow i love your piccys!! a belated happy new year- think everyones just defrosting from the big freeze...i know my body needs to be kicked into action! and achieve many targets!! hehe xxxxx

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  14. I am sure your new ventures will bring nothing but success! Sending you hugs and lots of good wishes for this new year xxx

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  15. I am so excited for you Ruthie. I am catching the excitement from you. I love this 2010 quote and page.

    xoxo

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  16. Ruthie, your photographs are always such an inspiration. After a pretty rubbish sort of day, it was so lovely to read your blog post and remember that there is such beauty in the world :)

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  17. Lovely to have you back! Your photos are precious glimpses into your life, which sounds wonderful. I look forward to hearing more about what you are up to! Happy New Year!

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  18. A lovely colourful inspiring blog to start the year. I love the sycamore captured in the ice, my favourite.
    Wishing you luck for all your new creative ventures in 2010.

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  19. I love your very decorative 2010 piece, I hope the year is a good one!

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  20. What beautiful photos Ruthie!! I love how you grouped them together. It sounds like you had a beautiful holiday season. Wishing you a 2010 filled with beauty, joy, and wonderful moments for your business!

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  21. Happy New Year!
    Beautiful images.x

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  22. Oh, it's good to see you back! Happy New Year, dear Ruthie! I do wish you all the best with your new plans. Looking forward to hearing about them!

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  23. Ruthie, this is so Enchanting, so Breathtaking, so very very Beautiful!
    All those colours and the extaordinary work at the bottom of the page are a Joy to behold.
    A very Happy New Year to You, may you be blessed throughout xxx

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  24. Lovely to see you back again; lots of luck with your plans for 2010 ... :0)

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  25. May your plans for new ventures continue to bring you success and joy, the joy that you share with others, we're fortunate to have you blogging showing us your wonderful shots and beautiful creativity.

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  26. I've just discovered your blog, and love your images. Just beautiful!

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  28. Happy New Year Ruthie!:)
    Good to see you back with some more wonderful images... I really like your nature photos formed into a mosaic square. This is a great way to display a lot of images. Every photo you take has a bit of magic!
    Best wishes for this year... I hope all your creative projects go really well.
    Lovely to catch up with you!
    Jo.xx:)

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  29. I have just posted a magical mystery on my blog :o)
    Have a magical week xxx

    Sumea

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  30. Found you through another blogger's favorites. I know why. I love finding artists's blogs. Your pictures inspire me to write with the love of word artistry more in the front of my mind. I think your site is marvelous...full of images that bring that half smile when you are taken to another place. THANK YOU>

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  31. Wa(O)ndering the net and found your window onto your world. I share your interest in life's little treasures ans shall drop by quite regularly to enjoy your pictures and words. All the best to you, from France

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  32. Happy new year Ruthie! Best of luck with your new ventures. Anything done with the heart is already a sucess :)

    xox

    Isabel

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  33. hello to you all, thank you for all your wonderful messages and support, sorry i haven't been here for a while (again) i am trying to stay focused, its not easy when you are a "ruthie" lol

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  34. i love the wordplay. plus, your images are wonderfully taken

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  35. these are all so beautiful!!! i am adoring differnet palettes & the moods they create at the minute! & i especially love your gypsy & horse sketch above!!! loveliest wishes

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