Welcome to 2013!





What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit. 
John Updike

Howdy lovelies, how are you? Feels like i've been away for a long time now, hibernating in my den. Actually, i have been sick with a bad flu right after christmas and felt the need to just do just nothing for a while, exept being with my family and dear friends, eating a lot of good food, reading and resting.  

So - time to shake of this "jet-lagged" feeling and enjoy a shower of fresh inspiration. Welcome you all to the New Year! Can't wait to come visit and see what you have been up to. Do you have a Motto for 2013? I still look around to know, what mine is - let's see!

Paintings in this post are from the series "Wild Girls". They are available as art-prints in my shop here.

15 comments:

  1. happy new year!!
    hope you're feeling better :)

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  2. happy New Year Martina..Wish all the best!!

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  3. Thanks for the lovely welcome pics Martina. Wish you a splendid and wonderful New Year full of joy and prosperity.Best Wishes Ram

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  4. I am SO THRILLED to see you back MARTINA! I AM SO HAPPY! Your art work breathes and gives that space for imagination and a smile...ALWAYS! I hope your holiday celebrations did not leave you too tired. I worked so hard on that dress, but it is over now. Time for other things now.

    BE WELL and KEEP HOPING for the eternal spring to well up even in the middle of winter. MUCH LOVE TO YOU and happy 2013! Anita

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  5. Happy new year darling...welcome back !!.,...love from me...xxx..

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  6. Happy new year to you Martina, sorry you were sick over the holidays. My husband and kids had a stomach bug.
    Wishing you all the very best for 2013

    hugs
    Carolyn

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  7. Beautiful works of art! Happy New Year dear!
    Do stop over my blogs too sometime dear! :)
    Bhusha's TRAVELOGUE
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  8. Happy New Year doll!! Those are so wonderful...such gorgeous colours used...I do hope you will continue to get better and better. My family was all unwell on Christmas day. Enjoy your week xx

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  9. Oh Martina! WOW, you did have so many things break down on you this Christmas holiday! I DO HOPE that you were able to replace them! I don't know what I would do without my computer; the washer?I could go to the laundramat. The car? WELL, that would have to be taken in immediately because we need it so! But the computer is somewhere in the middle, where we can leave it until we can afford to repair it, but all the while that it sits, we MISS THE FRIENDSHIP that we have come to love.

    Thank you my dear. Thank you for another great year of beautiful art and friendship. Anita

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  10. Yay Martina..I have missed your creative spirit..gorgeous art..stunning beauty..and fabulous color palettes! glad you are feeling better! It is wonderful to spend quiet time with loved ones!
    Wishing you a magical 2013 filled with many blessings! I look forward to more of your inspiring sharings!
    Victoria

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  11. hello Martina
    i just find your blog and your paintings are so creative and stunning.
    have a nice week and greetings from Ann( netherlands )

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  12. Thanks for stopping over my blog dear! Do visit often. I'd love your visits n comments! I'm following you too now!
    FASHION PANACHE BLOG

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  13. My darling MARTINA!

    It was so GOOD to see your comment this afternoon! I so understand what you are saying about the feeling of being OVERWHELMED! I too, feeling as if I had to have EVERYTHING in place on January 1, felt defeated when I realized that the plans I had to see unfold in 2013 not develop as rapidly as I hoped for. But we have an ENTIRE YEAR to do what we hope for. So I understand what you are saying! RHYTHM...that is a good subject to ponder. Oh how wonderful to hear from you and thank you for visiting with me. You get your rest, and find your rhythm as it naturally comes back to you my dear. You have it!!! LOVE TO YOU, Anita

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  14. Hello Martina, these are so lovely! Nice to have you back, have a wonderful week....

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