2021 Begins

December and January, even in normal years, are not my best months. I miss the sun, I often feel cold and tired. I handled the holidays well, they were toned down and I avoided the gift hysteria that grips so many of us.

I’ve been napping and reading a lot. My life coach is not so sure about the reading, but he’s all about the napping.

Napmaster Vladimir Von Floppingcat, Life Coach

I had two commissions during the holidays. This one was fun because I was painting spring flowers while the weather was gray and cold. I’ll do more of that this month.

Spring Flowers by Joy Murray, 8×10″, acrylic on canvas

This one was another Tree of Exuberant Dreams that my client wanted for her husband’s 70th birthday. It’s in the same spirit but there are differences.

Tree of Exuberant Dreams by Joy Murray

After that, I got back to my napping. Then we had some sunny days. I am working on pieces for the people who support me on Patreon. I’m also ready to start blogging again.

One day, in the far far future, January will be over and February will bring new problems, but a little more light and hopefully some relief from the various viruses that are infecting us. Maybe even some cooperation and caring. That’s my hope anyway. May we all have a hugapalooza in the coming year.

Respect One Another


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6 thoughts on “2021 Begins

  1. I’m all in for napping and hugapoolosa! Also all those other things you say- more light, less virus, and ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️.
    Miss you.

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