It’s Not Too Late: A New Year’s Resolution
With the new year suddenly upon us and stretching out before us with a million possibilities, Emillions Art asks an important question — and humbly submits that perhaps our readers should ask a similar one.
As I reflected on the year, I began to realize there were far more instances, situations and circumstances contributing to my personal growth than I first realized. But a big one and I must admit, a surprising one, was this little project I started: keeping a book.
What is that? I’m glad you asked.
My book is, simply put, hardbound memories. Call it a journal, call it a scrapbook, call it a photo album — but my book is a way to look at what has been so I can dream about what will be.
One of the things my book contains is my memories of the art that changed me in 2018. When I look back at the works and the artists that made an impression (see what I did there?), I realized, for me, art is one of those things that ads perspective and context to my life.
I began to ask, “how has art changed me?” It was a wonderful inward journey. And so, in the spirit of sharing, I give the question to you as well. Go ahead, ask yourself, “How has art changed me this year?”
Moreover, I would challenge you to keep your own book in 2019. It can be scraps, photos, sketches, any sort of what-have-you that will jog your memory a year from now. I’m telling you, you will be so glad you did!
Maybe we will get a chance to share our thoughts and feelings about 2019!
Sentiments from our beloved blog writer, Michael Ferrari. Happy New Year, Michael!