EoY Mosaic

Dec 312016
 

The traditional EoY Mosaic. Each little picture links to a slighter larger picture! Let’s review the year.

As usual, some quotes to summarize and redirect.

“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
–Mark Twain

“The man who is always waving the flag usually waives what it stands for.”
–Laurence J. Peter

“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
–John F. Kennedy

“The safest course was actually the simplest-do nothing at all and hope everything turned out for the best. It wasn’t a great plan, but it had the benefits of simplicity and a long tradition.”
–Jasper Fforde

Congratulations everyone on making it to 2017!

Dec 312015
 

This year marks a change for the format of the EoY Mosaic. Each little picture now has a link to a slighter larger picture! You are welcome.

Sleepy Slick on the sofa. The Captain, playing in the sunshine. Chinese New Year, green wooden ram cards, January 2015 Snowy winter sunrise, January 2015. Current inventory of zip pouches, January 2015.
Moxie, January 2015. Sloan Lake, January 2015. Making new fabric from bits, January 2015. Slick and Moxie, February 2015. Friday sneaks her favorite toy out of the drawer as the rest of us watch on silently, February 2015.
Seeing Red art quilt, in show, February 2015. Cat head patches to fix up our comforter after cat-play-damage, February 2015. Making new fabric from bits, February 2015. Ozymandius, February 2015. Friday and The Captain, the constant snugglers, February 2015.
Copper etched pendant from AmyKatt's craft night, March 2015 Friday in the sun, March 2015 Carving my shop name, March 2015 Sunset in Lion's Park, March 2015 Friday and Betwixt quilt blocks, March 2015
The Captain in the winter sun, March 2015 Friday in the sun, March 2015 Thou shalt not make no coffee before its time, March 2015 Black plastic kitty head zip pouch, March 2015 Lunch with Ingress friends, March 2015
Slick in the park, March 2015. The state capitol building, April 2015. Driving around in nowhere Wyoming, April 2015. Sunrise over Sloan Lake, April 2015. Slick as driver, April 2015.
The Captain sees a bunny in the front yard, April2015. Spring apple blossoms, April 2015. Cat pileup, May 2015. Satellite dishes in deep fog, May 2015. Slick as driver, May 2015.
Thread sketch with paint, R2D2, May 2015. Art cuffs for the Wonderpull, May 2015. Half Square Triangle quilt, May 2015. Wooden bridge over creek in Mylar Park, May 2015. Oz on the scratcher, May 2015.
Sculpture at the Mineral and Fossil show, May 2015. Survivor tulips, May 2015. Creepy figure in schoolhouse museum, May 2015. Slick and the dome, May 2015. Slick in Vedauwoo, May 2015.
Unsuccessful art, June 2015. Fire and fireflies, June 2015. Scrappy Kitten for niece, June 2015. Black Patchwork, June 2015. Ames Monument, June 2015.
Ghost town of Sherman, June 2015. Vedauwoo, June 2015. Slick maintaining one of our trees, June 2015. Red winged blackbird in Mylar, June 2015. Me, June 2015.
, June 2015. Thread sketch with paint, July 2015. Me, July 2015. CFD is on, July 2015. Nora, July 2015.
Snugglers, July 2015. Lego Pick a Brick wall, July 2015. Ingress score, August 2015. Oz, August 2015. , August 2015.
Cthulhu art quilt for AmyKatt, August 2015. Bleaching and getting bright colors in my hair, August 2015. Oz, August 2015. Six AteMice for Scrappy Cats, August 2015. The constant snugglers, August 2015.
Quilt in progress, August 2015. Pastel and flowery Scrappy Cat, August 2015. , August 2015. Moxie, August 2015. They don't ALWAYS snuggle, September 2015.
, September 2015. Unexploding cupcakes, September 2015. , September 2015. Four feathers, lost and found in the junipers, September 2015. , September 2015.
Whole cloth quilt, painted, October 2015. Beaver habitat in Vedauwoo, October 2015. Vedauwoo, October 2015. Birthday cupcakes, October 2015. Plaster casting faces, October 2015.
Collages, October 2015. Autumn moonset, October 2015. My artwork, Automatic COre, October 2015. Friends at party, October 2015. My Salem Witch costume, October 2015.
Ingress ALL THE THINGS, November 2015. Cats everywhere, November 2015. Captain in the heat tent, November 2015. Walking in the park, November 2015. Prize bag, November 2015.
Ornament Painting Party, December 2015. Legends of the Winter Solstice #3 The Yeti, December 2015. When you put a tiny flashlight on Moxie's collar, December 2015. Happy Birthday Slick, December 2015. The Cat Quilt in progress, December 2015.
The Captain misses the heat tent, December 2015. And now he has the heat tent back, again, December 2015. Star Wars movie day, December 2015. The Captain really likes the heat tent, December 2015. Sweet Moxie. Sweet when she's sleeping! December 2015.
Solstice Party, December 2015. Solstice Party, December 2015. Solstice Party, December 2015. Solstice Party, December 2015. Solstice Party, December 2015.
Solstice Party, December 2015. Solstice Party, December 2015. Solstice Party, December 2015. Solstice Party, December 2015. Solstice Party, December 2015.
Bitty Kitty rainbow, December 2015. The Cat quilt is done, December 2015. Curious Captain, December 2015. box of cat toys from Slick's sis, December 2015. Thread sketch, December 2015.

Some quotes to finish us off for the year.

“You see a mousetrap, I see free cheese and a fucking challenge.”
– Scroobius Pip, Introdiction (song lyrics)

“You only have so much time. Spend it on your work. Organize your day around your work.”
– Penny McMorris

“It speaks for itself and needs no explanation.
My intentions are not the subject.
The object is the subject.
Not a word out of me is needed.”
– Louise Bourgeois

“Then something happened. something that I knew was impossible, but it happened anyway.”
-Agent Smith, Matrix Reloaded

“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. ”
– Albert Einstein

This has been a challenging year for me, personally, but I’ve made it through for the better. Tomorrow I’m going to set all my 2015 calendars aflame and hang up .. oh, wait no. I didn’t buy new ones. Guess I’ll be printing some out then.
Very happy wishes to all, whether you deserve them or not, whether you want them or not!

Congratulations everyone on making it to 2016!

Dec 312014
 

The traditional End of Year photo mosaic:
(Click to see larger.)
End of Year Mosaic for 2014.
End of Year Mosaic for 2014.
End of Year Mosaic for 2014.
End of Year Mosaic for 2014.
End of Year Mosaic for 2014.

Overall, I think this has been another fairly average year; nothing too extreme one way or another. So, consider these quotes for the new year; then take your 2014 calendars off the walls, gather them up outside, and cast them into the fire. After that, practice writing and typing 2015 for a while.

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.”
– Marie Curie

“Persistent people begin their success where others end in failures.”
– Edward Eggleston

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”
– Marilyn vos Savant

Happy New Year, all!

Dec 312013
 

Use your right click menu for larger viewing options.
2013 End of Year Mosaic
2013 End of Year Mosaic
2013 End of Year Mosaic
2013 End of Year Mosaic
2013 End of Year Mosaic

Thanks to Slick for a couple snaps, and to my mom for one of me.

Flip the calendars over and let’s start this new year!

Dec 312012
 

The 2012 End of Year Mosaic. Right-click and view image to embiggen.

End of Year mosaic.
End of Year mosaic.
End of Year mosaic.
End of Year mosaic.
End of Year mosaic.
Thank you to Slick for a number of shots, to Goliath for a couple cell snaps, and to everyone in my life for being there. It was a good year, an enjoyable year and I hope you all get a hint of the warm fuzzy feelings I get looking over the mosaic.

My exordium commentary for 2013 is short. I think 2013 will be a year of digging in and getting things done, honing skills, nesting, settling, and creating a serene balance. I have many things I want to do, learn, refine, create and enjoy.

“Cultivate your garden … Do not depend upon teachers to educate you … follow your own bent, pursue your curiosity bravely, express yourself, make your own harmony … In the end, education, like happiness, is individual, and must come to us from life and from ourselves.”
– Will Durant

“Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win. If it were easy everyone would be a champion.”
– Nadia Comaneci

“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.”
– Isaac Newton

Dec 312011
 

The traditional End of Year photo mosaic:
End of Year photo mosaic, 2011 - file 1.
End of Year photo mosaic, 2011 - file 2.
End of Year photo mosaic, 2011 - file 3.
End of Year photo mosaic, 2011 - file 4.
End of Year photo mosaic, 2011 - file 5.
End of Year photo mosaic, 2011 - file 6.
As per usual, right click and view each image to see the full size at a smidge over 1000 px wide; there are six files total. Photo thanks to Slick for all Solstice party shots and some others.

This was a long year, as far as linear time perception goes. We sold our house, said goodbye to Spooky, and I quit my job. We settled in to this house and started remodeling, we gained two new kittens, and I started a new job. Such is the way of life.

Good luck writing 2012 now and enjoy these quotes I’ve extracted from my files for a bit of fresh, new year direction.

“It’s like, at the end, there’s this surprise quiz: Am I proud of me? I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth what I paid?”
— Richard Bach

“One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.”
— Marie Curie

“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way… you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.”
— Aristotle

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
— Jack London

Dec 312010
 

2010 End of Year photo recollection.
2010 End of Year photo recollection.
2010 End of Year photo recollection.
2010 End of Year photo recollection.
2010 End of Year photo recollection.
2010 End of Year photo recollection.
Photo credits to Goliath/Buddykins2001 for the foyer crowd shot, to Slick for a generous handful of excellent shots; the rest are mine.

As per usual, right click and view image to see the full size collection at just over 1000 px wide; there are six files total.
It has been quite an average year, full of ups, downs and a few sideways. That is how they all seem to go.

Hopefully you’ve had time to practice writing 2011 a few times, because it is here now, ready or not.

To start us all off this year, some Longfellow:

Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife.

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime

Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate

And back at it.

Dec 312009
 

And … done. 2009 was less eventful for me than last year, thankfully. Have a look.
(Right click & view images for a slightly larger view.)
End of year mosaic.
End of year mosaic.
End of year mosaic.
End of year mosaic.
End of year mosaic.
End of year mosaic.

Normally I try to keep it down to five files, but Slick took such wonderful Solstice Party photos that I had to add on another file. Everyone looks like they’re having a great time and there are so many excellent camera hams and posing. Very fun stuff. Thank you all for participating, whether you meant to or not.

Get out your new planners, rewrite your goals and swear something off for good – only to start it again tomorrow.
Happy 2010.

Dec 312008
 

Wow. What a fucking year! Lots of good, bad, blindingly happy and very sad. 2008 was jam-packed for me. Overall, I’m happy about the year as it went, but I’m glad it is done with. As my tradition dictates, here is the year in review photo mosaic. Enjoy.

(Right click & view images for a 30% larger view. Five images total.)

2008 End of Year Photo Mosaic
2008 End of Year Photo Mosaic
2008 End of Year Photo Mosaic
2008 End of Year Photo Mosaic
2008 End of Year Photo Mosaic

Last year I warned you to “gird up thy loins” for 2008 and it turned out to be good advice. For 2009, find your zen and breathe! Less portentous, but hopefully indicative.

Now, everyone practice writing 2009!

Dec 312006
 

( Keep your knickers on, these are big files loading up. )

2006, in pictures.
2006, in pictures.
2006, in pictures.
2006, in pictures.
2006, in pictures.

This year is done. Bring on another.

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