Share Your World – January 2, 2017

It’s a new year, one I’m viewing with trepidation but yet hopeful. It will be an inside day for me – not unusual this time of year, but more definitely so today because it’s snowing and there are winter storm warnings out through tomorrow morning. That might make getting Gep and Kat to the airport tomorrow more challenging. In the meantime, Cee has issued her first challenge of the year.

Would you prefer to receive a unicycle, bicycle, tricycle or motorcycle? Definitely not a unicycle, as I’m certain the end result of that would be something broken, most likely one of my body parts. A bicycle would be good exercise, if I got out and rode it. I think I’d go for the bicycle.

What is one thing you’d like to accomplish this year? I’d like to keep hope this year. I’d like to believe things will all work out well. I’d like the world to get back to being “indivisible” – which it does not seem to be at all right now. Oh – but you’re talking about what I’d like to accomplish – sorry, I’ll get back on track. I’d like to continue with my alcohol ink adventures, honing my talents, my skills, actually making some sales once I get some sort of site or page set up to offer items for sale.

What was one of the highlights of 2016 for you? There were a couple. The visits from Gep and Kat, of course – that’s a highlight anytime. Our Girl’s Week in Depoe Bay was another highlight. Discovering the alcohol inks. Enjoying sunshine and quiet times, with friends and alone. I never can just stick to one thing, can I?

Would you prefer to fly a kite or fly in a hot air balloon? Hot air balloon. I like to watch people fly kites, but I have no desire to do that myself. I have wanted to go up in a hot air balloon for years, and although I don’t like edges, a balloon would be okay because you’re in a basket with sides. Barring actually going up in one, it would be fun to attend a festival of hot air balloons.

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am grateful for time with my kids. I am grateful for having a home where I am warm, dry, and comfortable. I am grateful for my furry girls. My kids are heading back to their lives tomorrow, so I really can’t say I’m looking forward to the next week, other than I do want to wake up each day of the week.

Today, I’ll share an ink painting that my Facebook friends have already seen, but perhaps there are some who will read this post who have not seen it.



About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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16 Responses to Share Your World – January 2, 2017

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    I’m so happy you want to continue with your alcohol ink paintings. They are so original and you. 😀

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  2. dawnkinster says:

    Perhaps someday you and I can go up in a balloon together. I’ve always wanted to do that too.

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  3. Robin says:

    I love your alcohol-ink paintings, and I’m glad you’ll be continuing with them. I think I might join you and Dawn on your hot air balloon trip. I do love flying kites, but I can do that almost any windy day. When I was a child, I wished for a unicycle for Christmas. I already had a trapeze on a swing set. I was a gymnast and acrobat, and I thought I might join the circus. I unicycle was a must-have. I tried for a full year to learn how to ride it. I never managed to go beyond pedaling one or two times before tipping off. I’ve often wondered, in this age of YouTube and e-learning, if I’d be able to learn how to ride it now.

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  4. Your painting is beautiful!


  5. Carol — I’m with you as it relates to the bicycle. Also, I just saw your alcohol ink banner at the top with the horse and the tree, it’s absolutely beautiful!

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  6. I once took a sunrise ascent in a hot air balloon over the Sonoran Desert with my family. It was a very memorable experience and not scary at all. Floating on the breezes you could not feel the wind. I highly recommend the experience at least once! Happy New Year!

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  7. Heather says:

    I agree on all accounts. Except I haven’t learned anything about alcohol inks 😉 I’m not sure how far along you are in your website for sales venture, but I’d check out Square. You don’t have much control over how it looks, but it is super simple, which I think makes up a lot for the other thing.

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  8. leendadll says:

    I’m debating about buying a bicycle. I ended up giving the last one away – after realizing I hadn’t ridden it for years (went to a charity that gives them to low income people so they can ride to work). But I can’t decide if the same is likely to happen again… we have great beach trails but getting to the trails is not exactly bike friendly (high traffic streets or the river trail – which is populated with homeless camps).

    Oddly, it wasn’t till I read your answers that I remembered there is a local, tethered, hot air balloon option nearby. I should at least do that (real hot air ballooning takes a couple hours of driving to reach and is stupidly expensive).

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  9. Love the painting.


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