Wednesday, January 01, 2014


"the promise" 
8x10 sketchbook pen and ink

my intention is to stay in the moment

to live mindfully

to continue my yoga practice and eventually, be flexible enough to put my nose to my knee (used to be able to do that)

to stop critiquing the driver ahead of me, maybe he's obeying the speed limit and not on the phone ;)

to stop critiquing the the tailgater behind me, maybe he's not on the phone but, his wife is giving birth in the car ;)

to see the good intentions of others instead of what I think I see…

to reach my potential

to be my best self…..

I stopped making New Year's resolutions ages ago but, today, New Year's Day, I'm posting this intention which also happens to be our Girls Just Wanna Paint monthly challenge. 
I had to go far from my usual approach with this but that's what it's all about and I'd like to step out of the box …..

*credit to google images for these words which I modified 


Maria Bennett Hock said...

I lOVE this! I love every part of it!

JanettMarie said...

Thanks Mary, Happy New Year! : )

Jody Regan Paints! said...

You blow me away. Beautiful drawing, beautiful sentiment, wonderful sense of thoughtful whimsy. Love!

Susan said...

Wonderful intentions! Lovely drawing.

myra anderson said...

what a great drawing!!!!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Inspiring post Mary!

Happy New Year to you!

hmuxo said...

A beautiful drawing! Happy new year mary!

martinealison said...


Un très joli billet pour débuter cette nouvelle année !

Je voudrais que dans votre coeur règne le bonheur... Je vous envoie tous mes souhaits de joie, de rire et de désirs... Que cette année soit très belle.

Gros bisous à vous.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh I do love this drawing, Mary! And such great intention! LOL May your resolve be realized.

Paintings by Patricia said...

Nic e going Mary and may you keep all those intentions. I like the concept.

Carol Blackburn said...

Mary, that is so good I will print it out. Wishing you a wonderful new year 2014.

Studio at the Farm said...

My Gypsy Woman, I am right there alongside you with that resolution. And your sketch is fantastic!
I wish you a New Year full of Joy, Creativity and Good Intent!
With love
Kath and the Big Guy XOXO

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

Beautiful thoughts and tender yet strong drawings. Your mum is all around. Happy New Year!

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