I think my favorite week of the year might be after Christmas. I know that sounds sort of sad, but its a time of renewal for me, a time to reflect on the year and look forward to the new year, a fresh start so to speak. I seem to get energized, shedding the stress of the Holiday rush like a heavy coat. My thoughts turn to new projects, refreshing colors and reorganization. The old year is gone, the memories are blinked into permanence and saved in my mind as well as my iphoto files and my journal ramblings. The new year is looming, like a blank artist’s canvas, I can paint the pictures using myriad colors and patterns. I can finish cast aside projects, plan exciting new ones, or just rearrange my ideas. The future is mine to plan and dream. I like this feeling of Spring at the end of December!