Wishing all my friends, wherever you are, a Happy, Peaceful, and Prosperous New Year and that your Calligraphy skills will take you to new levels over the next 12 months.
This year, a bit of brushwork, not too badly executed for an old boy who has recently undergone cataract surgery on both eyes and has not yet been prescribed new specs. More on this later but I am hoping to be back to my old self by the end of January and will soon be able to pick up where I left off and spend more time concocting a lesson or two.
Keep watching this space.
Let us hope that 2017 gets it’s act together straight from January 1st. and demands that we, poor misguided masses, are fed some good old words of truth for a change, rather than the weasel words of gobbledegook we have been fed by media and politicians all through 2016. (Perhaps I should amend that to all through history) Now, with all the optimism and anticipation I can muster, I am ready to take a peek into a New Year where Peace and Truth and Compassion and Humility and Love and Laughter, will, hopefully, at last become the norm.
The worldwide locations of Bill’s Space visitors and how you are forced to live (and die) have been a great deal on my mind and I hope that all those same things will come to you, that is, PEACE,TRUTH, COMPASSION, HUMILITY, LOVE, LAUGHTER, and, of course, all those things that you wish yourselves.
I would like to thank you all for your continued support. Bill’s Space visitor numbers now total over 390,000, If you look at my clustrmap you will see a dot where you are. I look at those dots everyday and sometimes am able to put a name to those with whom I have become familiar over the years. I hope I have been able to show you a thing or two.
Thanks also to all in the LIF calligraphy group, I see the makings of a great future for the calligraphic arts in Luton. The local, Luton art scene, many of whom have been along to the Luton Irish Forum
calligraphy classes or expressed a wish to join us at some time. To Noelette and all at the Forum for continuing to afford us these amazing facilities. We have gone a long way over the last year. I promise that my very next blog will be to look back at what we, and our very talented crew have been up to.
Keep watching this space.
Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous & Peaceful New Year.
To all my friends and visitors from all over the world.
Here I wish you PEACE in many languages. If I have missed yours, I offer my sincere apologies and wish you a double helping.
Many thanks for your support over the years.
Please keep watching this space.
With Many Thanks to all visitors to Bill’s Space.
Hoping I can keep you informed and entertained in 2012 and beyond.
p.s. Two clicks on this will show a huge image.
Walking through the studio on Christmas day, deep snow and everything frozen outside. A sudden beam of bright sunlight lit up this piece that I have been adding to over the last few months. I knew at that moment that I must use this image to usher in the new year. The work is words of peace in many languages repeatedly woven through this quote by Adlai E. Stevenson.
We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.
I post it here on the last day of 2010 in the hope that mankind will collectively see the light, and that we and our children will at last see a world where war, suffering, torture, famine, disease, pollution, usury, and all the other ills of the present day will become just another distant blot in the history books. Let us hope we can prove that another of Mr Stevenson’s thoughts is unfounded :-
Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.
Gill and I wish you all a Happy, Peaceful and Inspirational New Year, and pray that you are able to find that ” Peace which passeth all understanding “.