Monday, December 30, 2013

presents, presence and a give-away

Christmas was a flurry of shopping, end of year events, stocking the kitchen, visiting, organizing, scheduling, meal planning, trips to the post office and running out of time.  In an effort to do everything I so often feel like I get to enjoy less.  So this year, I baked a few less cookies, we ate a few more leftovers instead of preparing elaborate meals ( I still overindulged), I wrapped a few less presents and tried to go on a few more walks.  I thought about being present with the days and tried to enjoy the quiet moments in between the hustle of the season.  

Today the sun is shining on fresh snow, the wind is kicking up and the temperature is rapidly dropping.  As I reflect on the passing of another year, I am trying to gain footing in the studio again, trying to get enough fresh air and exercise despite the arctic front, and trying to eat a little cleaner (at least for a week or two).  It is time to push the reset button on life for the New Year.

I put together a 2014 calendar as my gift to family members this year and I am giving one away in the next few days.  If you'd like a chance to  win one, please leave a comment on this blogpost and I will randomly draw a name on January 1st!  These are on satin finish paper, 5x7" with a clip for hanging.

Happiest of New Year to All!


  1. OOOoooooo, La LA! I'd love to win one of your beautiful calendars! I am looking forward to new and positive changes for 2014!

  2. Ingrid-- what a special treat that would be! Your presence would be with me in Portsmouth. Your work inspires me!

    Hoping all is well with you.
    xo Leila

  3. I would love the chance to have something from Ingrid O. in my mountain west home. We went skiing today. Maddy was talking about the time she and Raine were skiing in the trees. We had a nice conversation about you and your family.

  4. Happy New Year, Ingrid. Beautiful work!

  5. Enjoyed your blog, was trying to do much of the same myself. Please enter my name in the dfawing. Could not think of a better new years treat.

  6. Oh, I want a chance to win! Great idea! Hope to see you soon--we never did get to Morse's before Christmas.