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Riding the Wave of Creativity: My Artistic Odyssey in 2023 🌊🎨

Hey Art Enthusiasts!

As I sit down to reflect on the past year, I can't help but feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the incredible journey that unfolded. In 2023, I made a conscious decision to ride the wave of creativity, opting for a year filled with personal projects, artistic exploration, and unexpected adventures. Join me as I recap the highlights of this unforgettable artistic odyssey.

Dipping My Toes in Freelance Waters 🎨🚀

One of the boldest decisions I made in 2023 was to decline most commissions and invitations to events. This allowed me the freedom to dive deep into my own artistic vision. The result? A portfolio that reflects not just my skills, but my authentic creative voice.

Running Wild: From Marathons to Mountains 🏃‍♂️🏔️

Life's a marathon, they say, and I took it quite literally! Completing a half marathon was both a physical and mental achievement. The thrill of conquering new heights became a recurring theme in 2023 as I scaled some of the East Coast's tallest mountains. Though a sprained ankle interrupted my mountain-running escapades, it added a humorous twist to my adventurous year.

Sand Between My Toes: Family Travel Chronicles ✈️👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Jet-setting with my family became a cherished part of my journey. Exploring new beaches and landscapes provided the perfect inspiration for my artwork. From seascapes to ancient mountain scenes, each destination left an indelible mark on my creative soul. We embarked on several camping trips and I learned that I prefer sleeping in a tree much more than on the ground, its a hammock for me from now on!

Children's Book Dreams Unfold 📚✨

One of the most rewarding projects of the year was the completion and publication of my first children's book. Filled with whimsical beach scenes, it's a testament to the magic that unfolds when creativity meets storytelling.

Waves of Color: Murals That Speak 🎨🌈

In between my mountain conquests and family travels, I found time to paint not one, not two, but THREE vibrant murals. These larger-than-life artworks capture the spirit of the beach, incorporating coastal elements and vivid hues that evoke a sense of joy and wonder.


As I bid farewell to 2023, I carry with me a heart full of gratitude for the opportunities, challenges, and the boundless sea of creativity that unfolded. Here's to riding more waves, climbing higher peaks, and creating beach-inspired masterpieces in the coming year. Let the artistic journey continue! 🌊🎨

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Richard J Frank
Richard J Frank

Melissa you had a very successful year in so many ways, looking forward to see your 2024 creativity

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