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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Creative Tuesdays - New Year



"Live according to your own idea of happiness..."
Pico Iver
What is your own idea of happiness? Do you live by that idea? Well, too often we can caught up in what should make us happy rather than what does make us happy.
One of my New Year's resolutions is to live the way that makes ME happiest...The real ME!
And one of the things that makes me happy is drawing and being creative.  So, it's time to visit Mr. Toast at Creative Tuesdays. It's the first Creative Tuesday of the New Year. I can't wait to see what my friends have created.

I am also submitting this for the Illustration Friday prompt....Resolutions...

38 comments:

Marlene said...

Happy New Year to you to, such a happy illustration, made me smile.

Brian Miller said...

nice. how festive...wonderful picture...and i like your resolution...may need to borrow that...smiles.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Really gorgeous! I always enjoy the little details that you sneak in and ice skating seems so point on! Fantastic idea to simply follow what makes you happy!!

IVYALLOVER said...

Happy New Year to you! Another fun illo you have created, I just love popping over always knowing you'll make me smile. Perfect quote too ♥

Wanda said...

What makes me happy ???? Today, Heather it's visiting your delightful illustrations and this excellent post.

Yes, I agree...we too often fall into other peoples happiness.... Find your own, and pitch your tent and stay a while.

Love and Hugs
Happy New Year
W~

Jenny Blair said...

Wonderful words Heather! And a wonderful picture to go with them.
I hope you have a magic-filled 2011 doing everything that makes you happy :)x

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Betsy said...

Well, I love your resolution. You'll never be truly happy trying to live like someone else wants you to! Great thought.

And as always, your drawing is just adorable!

Julia Christie said...

This is so cute - love the little skates and the top hat and bow tie! Great Job!

I love your new years resolution too!

Smiles

Kristin Dudish said...

What a beautiful illustration with such an important reminder... Thank you - it is very easy to forget!

(You always make me smile)

xo
Kristin

A Dancing Mango said...

Hi Heather! Waving to you... ♥!
you know how much I enjoy looking at your art work! It lift my spirits immediately and I just enjoy them all so much,
as I alway say.. you will be the
Next Susan Branch, so please do Frame my comment.. and Happy New Year to you!! ♥ Darlene ♥

Jennifer Bower said...

Happy New Year my friend! I love your illo this week and the message. Gotta love a girls who skates in her black tie party dress. Finding, doing and being happy seems so much easier as I get older and settle in on the REAL ME! I am with you - creativity makes me happpy & my pony time. Thanks for your kind words and well wishes. You are spot on - I can be too hard on myself at times. Looking forward to the friendship in 2011.

Birdie said...

YOU'RE the one who drew the turkey-santa-bunny! I LOVE that thing! Seriously, I laughed so hard I cried.

This is a lovely illustration--I take it you like to skate. Looks like fun to me!

Krista said...

Happy New Year, Heather! It is always so much fun visiting you! Your work is brimming with happiness! Have a lovely year following your dreams!

Missy said...

Cute, always love how you throw in a little cat or some other critter, as usual fun colors and if I haven't said it already Happy New Year!

Helen said...

What a wonderful drawing and I love the details.

You also have a great new years resolution....one which I totally believe in. Very inspirational! :)

Tracy said...

Heather,
Interesting question actually...there are varying degrees of happiness and truly though, I'd be my most happy if I lived on the beach with a huge picture window looking out over the ocean with a desk to write, and scrapbook and paint with my family surrounding me. That would make me very happy!

ps...I love the sketch; so cute!

Shigune Matsui said...

I love it! Here's mine http://thelunaticsdiary.blogspot.com/2011/01/there-will-be-more-mechs.html

Nicola said...

hahah tooo cute! I love that cat!!! Hee hee!!! I think that's a great resolution!!!

Christine said...

I like your skating theme and your resolution, sounds like good advice!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Cute as can he Heather. That is a good resolution that I can echo. That makes me happy for sure. No pressures to make a perfect piece, too just plain fun. Happy creating to you.!!!!!!
QMM

Janice said...

I like your happiness philosophy and your illustration. Happy New Year!

EVA said...

Another wonderful illustration! Great resolution and one I am sure you will keep!

Jehanne said...

Just browsing the blogs and having a coffee before I begin the joy of a reluctant child and the school run and I saw your illustration. It made me smile. Happy new year to you too. Look forward to following you through the year.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Happy New Year Heather! How adorable is your illustration! he he he he! Cute as can be. Hope that you had a wonderful New Year! I love all the how the blog is coming along. Such style you have. Great work.
Hugs
V

Diana Evans said...

oh this is so so cute!!! love the skating scene!!! wishing you a wonderful New Year!!! filled with Health and Happiness and prosperity!!!!

dthaase said...

very fun illo - well done...here's to a new year

Paul C said...

My idea of happiness: enjoy the little things because they are the big things.

Shirley said...

Happy New Year, Heather! What a great way to start the year, with your resolution...wonderful! I plan to take time to enjoy each day, each moment, and don't worry about the small stuff. I am so happy to get to visit you this year and see all of your wonderful illustrations! Wishing you a great year ahead.

Mmm said...

Heather, a very fun drawing. Love the cat especially and your fun imbued in your drawings. Love that oyu are committed to Ct too. :)

Wel, I have to say lots of toast and cakes and biccies make me happy but I shalln't be taking your advice there or I would get rather pudgy I feel. LOL Hee.

Susanna said...

I wish you a creative 2011 too!!!

Brian Miller said...

i dont know if i noticed the header yesterday...love it...fun!

shari @ little blue deer said...

I love ice skating, such a happy activity! Happy New Year! XX!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Interesting examination - what "should" make us happy versus what "does" make us happy. I'll have to think about that one, I find it funny that the question stumps me, perhaps I don't take enough time focussing on that.

Heather said...

Happy New Year Heather!!! I always love your illustrations. I was so happy to meet you last year!!! I hope all your dreams come true!

Christie said...

What a great resolution! I love that cat, he looks like he knows how to have a great time.

michele said...

Happy New Year! I'd love to join you out on the ice, but will it hold? Ha ha! Cheers in 2011! :o)

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I love this! Happy New Year! = )