Highlights of 2011

My intention, for 2011 was ABUNDANCE and that was felt on many levels.

The Highs and Lows of my 2011 year:

1.) I RESOLVE TO PROMOTE MYSELF SHAMELESSLY.  (Those of you who read my blogs, encountered me on Facebook and Twitter know this is true! :) I also handed out many business cards and postcards during 2011.

2.) I RESOLVE TO CULTIVATE A GREAT WEBSITE. Well, it’s great website to me! My wonderful webmaster son and I spent an enormous amount of time on it, updating it!

(© 2011 Indigene Theresa Gaskin – Frontview of my 2011 journals).

3.) I RESOLVE TO CONTINUE OPERATING WITH COMPLETE INTEGRITY.  This was done a 100% of the time and gave me great satisfaction, since this is one of my values, to act and serve with integrity!

4.) I RESOLVE TO CONTINUE EDUCATING MYSELF IN THE BUSINESS OF ART. I did this through workshops on and off-line! I made it through 9 workshops this year and in the midst of completing the last one now! I’ve read over (120) books this year, with thirty (30) of them being about art business and marketing (My bookstore receipts state I’ve purchased about 250 books, I still haven’t read them all yet)!

5.) I RESOLVE TO CONTINUE CONNECTING WITH OTHERS AND SHARE INFORMATION. I joined a guild and participated in meetings and continue to mentor others.  This was really big for me, since I am incredibly introverted and enjoy my solitude greatly!  These were all the resolutions I made in the new year of 2011 : (See http://indigeneart.com/happy-new-year-happy-birthday-to-me/)

Additional highlights included winning an award in arts and culture and participating in (2) Art Fairs!

So I feel so incredibly wonderful that I accomplished all my resolutions and lived in true abundance that I gained this year.

(© 2011 Indigene Theresa Gaskin – sideview of all my journals completed in from 2011)

Wonderful highs, also come with lows. The lowest points of 2011 and which will make 2011, unforgettable is that I lost my Mom (August 22) and my sister, Renee (June 27). I can honestly say that I have been in the abyss and on the mountaintop in 2011. I was blessed with the abundance of kindness from strangers and family. The outpouring of love from my internet friends still continue to overwhelm me and kept me held in the abundance of hope and warmth.  I learned so much from this heartbreaking ordeal and I still continue to learn from it. I realized what true friendship meant during this time.

So, 2011 brought me a fire of grief, a rainstorm of love and true growth and will never, ever be forgotten by me.

So with the old year, only a few hours left, I wish you all a very, wonderful, peaceful, spectacular, loving, prosperous, healthy and loving New Year!

I will see you in the New Year, with my intentions and resolutions and I hope to see yours as well! :) Peace to you and yours.

  1. Dear Indigene, I wish you a wonderful 2012. I hope it will be a year for you without loses. I think that losing a mum and sis is too grief for one year.
    How wonderful all your resolutions have worked out so well. Bravo to you!
    Cheers from Paula

    Comment by Mindful Drawing — January 2, 2012 @ 11:21 am

  2. Thanks so much Paula! Happy New Year and I hope you have an amazing year! :)

    Comment by indigene1 — January 2, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

  3. Happy new year, sister.
    There's no such thing as shameless self-promotion.
    There's no such thign as the tooth fairy, iether.


    Comment by joshpincusiscrying — January 2, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

  4. Lol! You know, Josh, you’re right! But then again, you often are! :) Happy New Year!

    Comment by Indigene — January 3, 2012 @ 11:48 am

  5. So amazing to read this! You are express yourself so genuinely it is admirable in itself! Congratulations on all your successes and my deepest sympathies on the passing of such close family members. Many hugs and I hope I am more in touch with you this year. Hugs!

    Comment by Flying Colors — January 9, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

  6. Thanks Lisa, funny, I don't see writing as a strong suit for me! But, I take all compliments, :) I hope we stay in touch more this year, too!

    Comment by indigene1 — January 9, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

  7. You had a year of both extremes, didn't you? That's life, isn't it? For living! xo

    Comment by andrea — January 20, 2012 @ 9:32 am

  8. Yes, I have…still getting through the fall out! But, I'm am so grateful in so many ways, too! :) You have too and I'm grateful for your sharing!

    Comment by indigene1 — January 20, 2012 @ 11:31 am

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