not being one to make New Year’s resolutions per se I rather like the idea which seems to be growing in popularity to pick one word for the year…

I like words…

here are a few of mine from years gone by…



2012 balance-rock-altered


2011 Authentic (1)

and this year I chose LIGHT

2014 Pattys Word for  LIGHT

I added the word LIGHT to one of my painted book background’s using Pixlr Express

 Merry and Light

Light(ness) of being…

Light at the end of the tunnel…

Light load…

Light years…

Light and breezy…

let there be Light

I could go on…

“Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space.  It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe.  It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished.”   ~Michael Strassfeld

speaking of special Light

once again I must thank my brilliant and generous blog friend Estivalia of “365 Drawings Project” for solving a problem that has vexed me for some months now…

without me changing anything WordPress no longer allowed photos to be clicked for a closer view and for the life of me I could not figure out what to do to get it working again…

Estivalia offered to help me out and in her concise and amazing fashion (with visuals no less!) she made it clear and easy as to what I could try to fix the problem AND it worked like a charm…

Thank you so very much dear Estivalia for coming to my rescue again and again…

You are amazing and are such a beautiful Light ♥

~* Peace … L♥ve and Light to all *~

33 responses to “Light…

  1. A good word!!!! I’ve NEVER done that……. had a word for the year. Glad you got help with the image thing….. I like being able to click on your images and them being larger! Not sure I can do anything about it on blogger. Happy New Year!!!!


  2. Oh I LOVE your word of 2014 dear Patty.. absolutely perfect… gorgeous on your painted background too… and your quote is perfect… Happy New Year X

    Jenny ♥


  3. a wonderful word for you patty…I like it 🙂 love the pic too….xxx


  4. I thought about light and lighten for my word this year but have chosen a different variation. I’ll be posting about it this weekend.


  5. Love the Strassfield quote. Light sounds perfect for the coming year. My word is FOCUS. Focus on the good, the detail, the stillness, the present.


  6. wow patty,,,,did you read my new years post yet!!!! you, me and a woman from holland all are into light this year… and we did not even collaborate on this………….that is what they mean by “great” minds think alike i guess:):):) all the best to you and yours in 2014!!!


  7. A beautiful word, dear Patty,
    Light, for me, means hope -everything seems easier when light is there, than in the middle of dark night… light of the new day ,means promises of wonderful hours to experience, and light in the face of a dear one and friend,-.looking at you, means you just recieved a gift of love.
    Thank you Patty for your many light filled posts here, and notes to me, they are truly gifts I am thankful for. Hugs, Dorthe


  8. Light chases away Winter Blues. Installed Daylight fluorescent bulbs even in the basement.


  9. I started choosing a word each year after I read yours a few years ago. I’m so glad I did, because that word helps guide me each year, as I’m sure yours will you this year. I would never have thought of Light, but I can see how it would fit you.

    Happy New Year, dear friend. I love how you turn each word into art, too. This year’s is no different.


  10. Great Choice! xxx


  11. Enjoy your year of LiGhT!!


  12. LIGHT is a splendid word. And I love the images you showed with that and all your other words.

    I love our supportive and helpful blog community. Bloggers are generous of spirit, help and kindness — as you know!


  13. A great word and well suited to your beautiful light Patty. Happy New Year.


  14. inanoctopusgarden

    What a perfect word – especially for you! You have shined light on so many many things for me…looking forward to this coming year and seeing what comes to light!


  15. a wonderful word for the motto of the year! you will shine on and sure send some rays to all of us!


  16. Light. What a really beautiful quote along with the word Patty. A word that is so you. Happy New Year dear friend!


  17. How did you shrinky dink that goddess head? You’re so clever. ❤


  18. A perfect word for 2014 Patty – I am going to have to rack my brain for a word – I need one this year! Wishing you a Happy New Year and may 2014 bring many blessings to us all!
    xoxo Nancy


  19. Wishing you and your family all the best for 2014!!! Love your new word for this year 🙂 ~Sophia


  20. Light is a Perfect word! Love the art you made with it.
    xo Dymphie


  21. Such a perfect word for you! Happy New Year!


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  23. actually, I believe that Light has always been your middle name, dear Patty!


  24. A thoughtful collection of words but I believe Light is special for so many reasons and from so many angles. I must ponder on a word myself.
    I hope 2014 is a year that brings much light and lightness into your daily life.
    New Year Wishes (sorry they are belated but illness struck me)
    Lynne x


  25. A lovely choice.


  26. First of all, I wish you the Happiest 2014, Patty. With love , creativity and a sparkling light!
    My word the the 2014, is, of course, Change, since i cut with my old life, and there’s no way to come back ( and happy about it :-))


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  28. I thought I commented on this before but hmmm…it doesn’t seem to be here. I love the word you’ve chosen for the year. As you showed…there are so many ways to define and use “light”. You always bring a little light to my day!


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  30. Leonard Cohen: “There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”


  31. Your pages are such an inspiration!


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  33. Your word is the same as my word! I never dreamed anyone would pick that word! I have folowed your blog for many years. I said similar things but not as eloquently spoken as you! You are the LIGHT at the end of the tunnel!


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