Well, SEE YA NEVER 2016!
You were one of my very hardest years so far, with more highs and lows than I could have anticipated.
I’m not going to make blind statements on how “amazing 2017 will be” or how much I’m gonna “slay” or how it’s gonna be “so much better than 2016”.
I won’t pretend to know how 2017 will turn out, where I’ll end up, what will happen.
We all know how quickly things can change.
Love begets pain, mental illness delivers disequilibrium, and yet these all nurture growth, and healing is often found crawling in the ruins.
Tonight I ring in the New Year at a birth, and honestly it’s so different than any of my prior NY’s.
It’s beautiful, redemptive, hopeful, and a sweet goodbye to a particularly painful, despairing, and rocky year.
It’s a NEW LIFE, and most of all, a rainbow baby for them.
At the beginning of 2016, my mum said “I really think this is going to be a rainbow year for you.”
Well, we definitely forgot the rain that comes along with that, but here it is, a rainbow on the very last day.
Welcome to 2017, sweet baby.
Thank you to everyone of you who has believed in me, encouraged me, and spoken life into who I am and into my art.
Thank you to everyone who has sat and walked through this year with me. I couldn’t have made it without you. Thank you God for holding me.
Without further ado, my favourite “real-camera” photos from 2016. :)
GROW / BORN / NEW / CHERISH
MY OWN FAMILY