Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Thank you





At the start of 2012, I remember the terror that encompassed me at the thought of facing big challenges that had to be faced, the fear of the unknown, the desperation for everything to ‘be all right’. At the beginning of 2013, I look back at the past year as a year well lived, of challenges dealt with successfully and of actions taken decisively. Once again there is a sense of well being and happiness and faith in the goodness of a benevolent universe.
As last year, I consider myself blessed by the love and support of all the wonderful people who came into my life in 2012. I met every single one of my Indian blog friends, I was showered with good food made by friends who cooked for me, I explored exciting places, did amazing things, unexpectedly had my work appreciated in print, even had my first ride in Namma Metro and nixed the mysteries of online transactions.  All the many varied experiences made for a rich and fulfilling year.

‘Give thanks’ reminded one blogger. And I do, all the time, every joyful moment.




To all of you who read my blog, who stop by to comment, who have written to me telling me how much my posts mean to you, THANK YOU. I have realized with time that it is not the number of followers that matter but the friendships that have been created through this blog that are worth their weight in gold. The Plum Tree exists because of you.



Happy New Year.

17 comments:

RustyNeurons said...

Hi Priya,

Have a great year, doing what you love the most.

Once Upon A Tea Time said...

Priya, Wishing you a wonderful New Year! Love every post always :)!

priya vadhyar said...

Hi Priya, love this blog, your illustrations and your writing.
Wishes for a great year ahead from another Priya and another artist/blogger.

Perfect Witch said...

Thanks you for bringing joy to our lives. Love the blogs. Cheers and a very happy new year.

ArtPropelled said...

Thank you for the connection waaaaaay over in India. How amazing that we can do the whole blogging thing and keep in touch with people from all over the world. Happy New Year Priya!

pRiyA said...

Rusty - thank you very much. I am glad to have met you virtually and that you've read my blog over the years. I wish you a year of joy and peace.

Once Upon a Tea Time - Thank you. I wish you a great year ahead. Your opulent and sumptuous posts always carry me to happy places.

Priya - Hello. Thank you for your comment and wishes. A great New Year to you too. I am amazed at how much you've experimented with different mediums and effects in your work.

Perfect Witch - thank you for always reading through my blog, appreciating my pictures, reading my writing and leaving those worthwhile comments. They are always much appreciated. Cheers to you too for a great New Year ahead :-)

Robyn - Thank you too Robyn. I still remember the very first time I chanced on Art Propelled. It was a post about elephants walking into a hotel and being welcomed there. Since then your blog has enriched my imagination in so many ways. It is good to be connected with you. Happy New Year!

little pink cakes said...

Such a wonderful post, Priya! I really love your little corner in the Internet, where we can meet despite thousand of miles between. I always enjoy reading your post or/and seeing the pictures you take!

Keep up the great work!!!
Happy new year and all the best!

Indusgully said...

What a beautiful post! And what a word! Conjures up a hundred images. thank you priya!

pRiyA said...

little pink cakes - thank you! I am so glad we found each other's blogs this year. Your photographs are always breathtakingly gorgeous. Each one of them.

Indusgully - my pleasure Rashmi. Looking forward to seeing you work your magic with your sewing machine ;-)

vineeta said...

Priya, I will always be grateful for your art, for your way of seeing and saying things and I have said this many a time & I will say it again, you inspire me in ways you will never know. Thank you for being you and a new year awaits all the treasures only you can give it. And we will all be beneficiaries.

pRiyA said...

Vineeta - I mean it when I say this, the feeling is mutual. Meeting you at Ants in the beginning of 2012 changed so many things for the better for me.
So many people have mentioned how much they have been touched by the warmth you radiate and I wholly agree with them.

koltesagar said...

Happy New Year Priya!

pRiyA said...

Hello Sagar, how are you?
Happy New Year to you too!
:)

koltesagar said...

I am good Priya, have been working in Korea for a few months now, it is beautiful. :)

pRiyA said...

I can see that from your stunning photos :)

CRISTINA BERARDI said...

Wonderful words, pRiyA!
All of them were in my heart waiting for a way to be expressed! I feel your way!

Being proud to be one of your followers.....
I wish you Happy New Year :=) from Italy

pRiyA said...

Thank you for your lovely comment Cristina :-)
I am so happy you follow my blog. I wish you a wonderful new year ahead.