Taking Off for the Next 10 Days


I’ll be taking off for the next 10 days to celebrate Christmas with family and wanted to say that I hope you all have a wonderful week.  Any time spent on the computer will be minimal at best, hope to still be able to get some painting in – but I won’t be able to comment on your posts, will do my best to catch up once I’m back online.

Thank you all for your visits, likes and comments, I’ve truly enjoyed meeting the many new followers.   I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the unbelievable support and encouragement you’ve given me, my art and the blog over the past year, it holds great meaning – I feel very blessed.  I’ve enjoyed following your blogs and I’m continually amazed at the talent (whether your field of interest lies in painting, photography, sculpting, writing, cooking, etc.) around the world.  So many people and so many new friendships have been born through this blogging world – gosh you guys are family.

The time off will allow me to reflect on the future and direction I take my art- it’s important to assess and plan, and then take action.  It’s time I take stock and get serious about what to do next.

Christmas 2013

If you celebrate Christmas I’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas, or if another holiday that may be important to you – I wish you the best.   Take care and stay safe, Mary

(P.S.  The image I took of one of my ornaments, had to lay on the floor to get this angle -lol! Please feel free to paint this if you’d like.  )

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56 Responses to Taking Off for the Next 10 Days

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  2. Wishing you a happy, healthy, creative New Year!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Elena and Happy New Year to you and your family. I really enjoy your creativity, I’ve learned a lot from your beautiful art and looking forward to seeing more. All the best for a wonderful 2014!

  3. aFrankAngle says:

    Bestivus to you during your break .. and Merry Christmas.

  4. Enjoy the break Mary and have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! xoxo

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Kara for your nice message. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and best wishes for a great 2014 and lots of acting jobs!! Happy New Year!

  5. violetski says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy new year dear Mary!
    Best wishes for you and your family❤️
    Have a wonderful holidays beside your family.
    I’ve really enjoyed your beautiful artworks in this year and looking forward to see more your works on 2014❤️
    xxxx

    • Mary says:

      Dear Violet, thank you for your beautiful holiday message, means a lot. I loved seeing your art and writings, and look forward to more of your works in 2014. I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday and best wishes for a fantastic 2014!!

  6. Happy holidays dear Mary!!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Calee, thank you very much for your holiday greeting. I love seeing your photography – for me it has been a great find, you present them beautifully on your blog. Wonderful having you as a blogging friend. I wish you a fantastic 2014, looking forward to seeing the world again through your lens. Happy New Year!

  7. Stefano says:

    Merry Christmas, Mary! 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Stefano for your wonderful greeting – looking forward to seeing your wine and winery reviews! Hope you had a great holiday. Wishing you all the best in 2014 – Happy New Year!

  8. Hi Mary!!! I got you just in time. I was away for a few weeks with the remodeling. so I am happy I logged in today. It has been an amazing year. Your paintings inspired me and loved to watched your progress. I will miss you and hope to see much more of you next year. Thank you as well for your incredible support, likes and comments. I wish you also a very merry and blessed Christmas!!! and May your New Year bring along the best. xoxox 😀

    • Mary says:

      You are the best Patricia – love your enthusiasm and fire! One of my very first blogging friends, thank you for your beautiful message. I take it you and Robert had a wonderful holiday – so happy for you two recently engaged couple! I love your art, a huge fan, it’s been exciting to see the direction you’ve taken your work. All the best for a fantastic 2014 – Happy New Year!

  9. Leya says:

    I wish you all the best – Happy Holidays and a great opportunity for reflecting! We will be waiting for your return!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you so much Ann Christine for your beautiful message. I recently saw a beautiful labordoodle (?) and immediately thought of your precious ones – looking forward to catching up and reading your blog posts. I hope you have a wonderful 2014 – all the best, Happy New Year!

  10. iarxiv says:

    Happy Holidays! It’s so nice to have met you online this past year. I’ve enjoyed following your blog and art. All the best in 2014, and see you in the blogosphere!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks so much for the lovely message and holiday greeting. I’ve loved following your blog – art (beautiful paintings) and piglet stories I always feel as though I’m going on a great journey. Best wishes for a wonderful 2014 – Happy New Year!

  11. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and happy Holidays my dear!

  12. Francesca says:

    Enjoy every single moment of the holiday season, Mary!!! Be your break be restful and full of creativity. Merry Christmas!!!
    Francesca Xx

    • Mary says:

      Hi Francesca, I hope you guys had a lovely Christmas! Thank you for the greeting, Happy New Year and all the best for great recipes and foods! (I’ve been learning how to bake bread, interesting on my 8th loaf and finally starting to get a feel for the biga, dough and raisings – I don’t think pastry chef is in the cards, but it is fund!)

  13. We all will miss your colourful and beautiful posts! Have a great and happy holidays, dear Mary!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Arlen, Happy New Year to you – finally back in the blogging world and wonderful to read your sweet message. Wishing you all the best in 2014 and looking forward to catching up with your posts!

  14. Maria says:

    Merry Christmas Mary!!! I’m glad I’ve found your blog this year!! So thanks to you for sharing your talent with us!! 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Maria you are so kind – appreciate your message. I really appreciate your blog and art – wonderful to see your creativity. Happy New Years to you and yours!

  15. poppytump says:

    Wishing you a Happy Christmas Mary . Enjoy your break with family and quiet reflection time Really look.forward to many more of your paintings in 2014 .
    You’ve been such a lovely supportive blog friend this year. Thank you xxx

    • Mary says:

      Beautiful note Poppy! I’m just waking up, feeling still groggy, but joining the blogging world once again. Thank you so much for your kind words, wonderful to read – you’ve been a great blogging friend and I look forward to your gorgeous photographs, and musings of your travels – best to you in 2014, Happy New Years!!

  16. kerlund74 says:

    I wish for you a wonderful holiday:-)

  17. Forest So Green says:

    Merry Christmas, enjoy your holidays, Annie

  18. sminkee64 says:

    Merry Christmas,
    Mary!

  19. MERRY CHRISTMAS MARY!!!!! See you when you get back!

  20. My dear Mary, Happy Holidays to you too and enjoy the festive season with your loved ones. A time to pause and reflect is always very useful, so take advantage of it! I wish you every happiness in all that you do. See you soon!!! 😉 xxxx

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Marina so much, what a nice thing to read – you’re a beautiful person. I hope you guys have a wonderful holiday season Marina, take care and I look forward to seeing all your new designs. Best wishes . . . xxxx

  21. Don says:

    Have a wonderful Christmas, Mary.

  22. Merry Christmas! Enjoy your holiday break.

  23. sefeniak says:

    Have a very Merry Christmas Mary and enjoy the break! 🙂

  24. doronart says:

    Mary have a great holiday with the family, of-course we will miss you but thank you for sharing your great work with us and see you in the New Year 🙂

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