I quit celebrating New Year's a long time ago. I just don't get it, I guess. Yes, it's great that we survived another year but I just don't feel the need to celebrate it. I never did, really. Oh sure, when I was much younger and much less intelligent, I would go out with friends and drink until I puked. Then I'd spend the better part of the following day just trying to remember where I had been the night before and how I had gotten home. All in the name of a "good time" of course. As if! When I got pregnant with my now 15 year old son, I stopped all of that ridiculousness.
So, since I'm not a drinker and don't like to be in crowds of people who are drinking, I just stay at home instead. I try to remember that it's technically a holiday and I try to act excited about the count down for my kids' sake but really there are a million other things I'd rather be doing than watching a ball drop on TV. I let the kids stay up until just after midnight and we tell each other Happy New Year but that's about all we do.
So, while I was staying in tonight, I watched a whole lot of Netflix and after the kids went to bed I was playing with a small hunk of clay on my work table. Before I knew it, I had sculpted this little chickie. A little New Year's Shroom.
It was really hard trying to get a decent picture at night with no natural light and because I put a low gloss finish on it which the camera just doesn't like. But.... I thought I'd share it anyway.
Tomorrow starts the beginning of my new schedule so I won't be online as much anymore. I'll still update this blog and I'll try to keep Facebook UTD, but other than that, I'm afraid I just won't have much time for any of it.
I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and can finally catch your breath. I look forward to getting back to normal and getting back into the studio!