Saturday, December 15, 2012

WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST !

Driftwood Christmas Trees. Click.

I always enjoy Neil Gaiman's Christmas/New Year message. This one is last year's message ... in case you missed it :-)    

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family life.

Whatever is is you're scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever."  -  Neil Gaimen


Wishing all my blog readers
Everything of the Best
and thank you
thank you !
for reading my blog.
I'm taking a blog break over the holiday season
and will be back in January.

64 comments:

  1. I hope you have the best holiday season and make lots of mistakes. :)
    Blessings...namaste.

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  2. What a wonderful message. 2012 has been a year of mistakes for me, I've learned so much and put myself out there more than ever before. 2013 will mean many more mistakes I'm sure.

    Although I haven't commented before, I've been reading and loving your blog all this year.

    Have a wonderful blog holiday.

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  3. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a great year full of learning in 2013. Take care and Cheers!

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  4. thank you! thank you for WRITING your blog! and enjoy your break and may it bring you a feast of good things ;)

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  5. Robyn, Same back at you. You will be missed! xoxo

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  6. love you robyn, sending you joy!

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  7. thank you for all the inspiration Robyn & love the quote by Neil Gaiman!

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  8. love, love this statement!!!! The very best to you and your family this holiday season Robyn!! see you on the other side xoxo

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  9. what great little trees! I am always astounded by the human imagination. It warms my heart

    And yes, Neil Gaiman's holiday letter! I look forward to this year's. You have reminded me to be on the look out for it.

    Happy holidays to you!

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  10. Best and truest message ever! Thank you for this wonderful blog! Yes, many happy days ahead for you and your family...life is so good!

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  11. Have a good break!

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  12. Love the idea of making mistakes to spur you on.
    I hope you and your family have a lovely break. I will send Johns rock after the New Year, we are off to the Island next week.
    Thank you so much for the ehjoyment you have given me over the years, and my wonderful wall plaque is where I can see it every day and think of its maker.

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  13. And to you too Robyn. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful posts over the year. Looking forward to reading more in 2013. Have a lovely break.

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  14. Dear Robyn, this is so cheery!!
    I just hope you'll have a happy Christmas and all the best,

    Elena

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  15. love:
    the driftwood trees,
    the beautiful quote
    and
    all the joyous mistakes...

    love to you
    and
    many thanks
    for so much inspiration
    and friendship...

    xox - eb.

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  16. I love Neil Gaimen.. he is so sensible!!
    My most happy wishes for you too Robyn, it is always with pleasure that I read your blog. xo

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  17. Thank you for another year of your wonderful blog Robyn. For your inspiration, encouragement and eye for beauty and wonder. Have a great break and we eagerly look forward to your return. Love from Australia and Nepal, Wendy Moore
    www.afterthemonsoon.com

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  18. I really needed those words right now Robyn - thank you for all the wonderful things that you share with us. Even on the other side of the world, and without ever meeting you, you have been a blessing in my life and I send my blessings to you this holiday season!

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  19. joyeux noël .. avec l'espoir de retrouver ces billets magnifiques en 2013. !

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  20. Thanks for another great year of posts - every one is like visiting an unexpected gallery. Happy Christmas and here's too many many mistakes in 2013!! Ax

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  21. Robyn
    Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you XXXX
    Thank you for all your hard work.

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  22. R-thanks for your continued offerings of connection and inspiration in 2012.; and thanks for your good wishes. May you have a relaxed and joyful time over the next week or so. And may we all make a few mistakes in 2013 so that we break new ground. Go well. B

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  23. Thanks for another wonderful year of inspiration Robyn, and wishing you peace and joy and wonder at Christmas and through you break. See you in 2013

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  24. Have a beautiful break Robyn...hope your Christmas is filled with love and peace and your New Year health and happiness.

    Looking forward to visiting again in 2013.

    Jacky xox

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  25. Thanks you for a very inspiring BLOG and thank you for the very freeing message about making mistakes! Be blessed.

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  26. You are so encouraging to so many artists and your blog posts are truly inspiring, thanks, love the trees, I wish a relaxing and inspiring holiday to you and yours.

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  27. May you have a lovely peaceful Xmas Robyn and return next year refreshed and with a sense of the kinds of new risks and jumping off points you are curious to try for yourself.
    I certainly take heed from this and have one or two such adventures in mind.
    ANd for those touch days I should have this written on a wall in my studio.
    Thank you for so much inspiration... always ... and for the rich responsiveness of your nature so freely shared!
    xo

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  28. robyn, thank you for your vision, your blog which always sends me off looking at new artwork, and your clear eye. these trees remind me there are certainly other ways of celebrating the season, even the tree.

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  29. Thank you, Robyn, for opening up a whole new world of art for me and many others! Have a warm and wonderful holiday.

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  30. Merry Christmas wishes across to you Robyn, Yours, and Mr Dig-ity Dog. (i hope he's been good!)

    Can u believe another year has passed, and all your wonderful posts. Can't wait to see what you "find" and arrange for us on the sharing table next year.

    Good Health, New Books, (Mistakes) :)and Thanda.

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  31. Thank you Robyn for all you have brought to the art community this year. You have shared so much and we are all the better for that. Continued inspiration in 2013...and many mistakes for all!

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  32. Wow, this touched my heart. Thanks for posting these words, Robyn. He's a favorite of mine (reading 2 of his books now). Happy Holidays, and may you have a beautiful 2013.

    xoxo

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  33. Mistakes are another way of saying "creative experiment" I think.

    Thank you for your blog Robyn. My world is richer for your posts. You are my art appreciation professor!

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  34. Enjoy the holidays Robyn, look forward to seeing you back here in the New Year.

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  35. "Driftwood Christmas Tree" That's a good idea!
    Wishing you and husband all the best for 2013.

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  36. Dear Robyn, thank you for a wonderful year of sharing your creativity, and for all the inspiration.

    Wishing you and yours a fabulous holiday season and a prosperous New Year! :-)

    Sending big hugs your way!
    Gaby

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  37. First of all, thank YOU for writing your blog; so many good thoughts to think about, art to feast the eyes on, and beautiful words... I did read Gaimen's message last year, and it is a good one. We should all take this "don't fear failure" message to heart. For myself, however, I wouldn't mind making a few LESS mistakes this year...

    Happy holidays!

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  38. Thank YOU for the gift of your blog... I am sending you wishes of peace and love for this holiday season and may your New Year be bright.. x

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  39. ...one of my favorite places to stop for a visit...always wonders over here, Robyn, for which I'm grateful. And I think I'm ready for "next year and forever," mistakes and all.

    Thank you for all you do.

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  40. Best wishes to you too; enjoy the vacation :)

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  41. Thank you Robyn and Neil Gaimen -- I will do my best to make some mistakes. I might be making several while I write this.

    I wish you a wonderful 2013 -- full of love, joy and mistakes.

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  42. Thank you Robyn ! Your blog is so inspiring...
    Happy holidays and best wishes !

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  43. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

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  44. Happy holidays Robyn! Love this post. Thank you for another year of inspiring art and writing. Wishing you the very best in 2013~

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  45. I love this post and the beautiful trees.
    Your posts are always inspiring.

    Have a great Holiday season.

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  46. How perfect is that! I hope we all are busily making mistakes in 2013. Happy Christmas to you.

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  47. I remember Neil Gaimen's quote from last year but it is so wonderful I loved reading it again. Happy holidays and happy new year..

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  48. Merry Christmas and a prosperous and healthy 2013 (with lots of captured fish :-) for you Robin and your husband.

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  49. Thank you. I cannot think of a better New Year's wish for anyone. May you have your fair share of fun mistakes. PJ

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  50. Merry Christmas! Beautiful words.. Beautiful lady. May the new year bless you with more than you could possibly hold.

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  51. Stunning trees. I can't WAIT to make more mistakes!

    Happy Christmas!

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  52. Perfect! Here's to mistakes... LOTS of them! I think I can pretty much guarantee I'll be living this in 2013 :D Thank you Robyn, for every beautiful post, every kind and thoughtful word... you inspire me and I so value your generous supportive spirit. Wishing you a wonderful holiday! K

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  53. Now I know for sure, next year I make a driftwood Christmas tree
    ;-)

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  54. Hey, this is a cute post! I enjoyed it, nice picture huh, I'll give it up to you ;-) Sending my happy new year wishes to everyone! Happy Holidays!

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  55. I wish you a Happy New Year!! and thank You for all Your great posts :}

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  56. I wish you Robyn and your loved ones a pleasant Sylvester evening to close the old year in a special way.

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  57. Dear Robyn, I am wishing you a wonderful new year as well. Thank you for the joy and the art you share. You are so valued and loved!!
    roxanne

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  58. Wishing you and your a very Happy New Year!!

    .....hope it's a really creative one :-)

    x C

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  59. My very best wishes to you, have a creative 2013 :-)

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  60. Happy NY Robyn. Thanks for the kind words and beatiful things you have shared this year.

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  61. It's been a treat to read all your Christmas and new Year messages. Thank you so much!!!

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  62. It's nice of you sharing these lovely new year messages. My best new year wishes is what I send for you this holiday. Happy new year!

    Marilyn @
    <a href="http://easyday.snydle.com/new-year-wishes.html>http://easyday.snydle.com/new-year-wishes.html</a>

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