Happy New Years 2021 Everyone!

Monet’s Garden ©Felipe Adan Lerma my painting from my 2001 photo, watercolor on paper
Monet’s Garden ©Felipe Adan Lerma
my painting from my 2001 photo, watercolor on paper

I chose my above watercolor for this short post to help wish everyone a brighter, more successful, more fulfilling year this year – 2021! ❤️

I’d facilitated between writing something last night, decided to wait til morning, our actual New Years Day, then got busy doing SilverSneakers cardio-strength, then painting, eating in-between often as I could, lol!

Then felt like showing where and how my work’s been going the last part of 2020 into today, but realized I’d need more time to assemble enough pictures to explain and show what I’ve painting.

It didn’t help my case much to push to publish that today since, getting sample pictures together, was what let me know what I’ve been up to, lol! 😂

So I also picked my little 6×9 watercolor on paper above because it’s very symbolic of my art-making arc the last couple of months into this new year. But I’ll explain all that when I do my next art-progress post, hopefully soon.

And hopeful I am. We both are, my wife Sheila and I 💕

We must continue to care for ourselves and each other, especially now so near to realistically reaching an end to the pandemic plaguing us.

So please stay well as you can, hopefully as you can 😊

Take care everyone!

Adan

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Thanks again, everyone! 😊

Adan

Artist self portrait - photo of Felipe Adan Lerma on converted railway track bike ferry for the Island Line Trail connecting mainland Vermont to South Hero on Lake Champlain.

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5 comments

    • Yay! Thank you, Tiffany – Happy New Year & all the best for you & yours this coming year and beyond! So glad we’ve been able to ride the art-covid wave together virtually; it’s meant a lot! ❤️

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