Year of Possibilities

Not far from me there is an old, historic farm that is being brought back to life.

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Slowly the roofs are being repaired and the barns repainted.

I do not know who owns this farm.

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I have no connection to this piece of land…but I can't pass the farm without looking.

I have stopped more times than I can count to admire the possibilities and see how they are restoring it.

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I think it is so beautiful that someone has chosen to take the time and energy to cut, nail, paint, sand, rebuild and plant over tearing it down.

I am excited for them.

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Excited for the possibilities of what is in store for them.

When I look at this farm I see beauty and I can imagine all that it will be someday.

For some reason I am drawn to this farm in a way that I can not even explain.

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The possibilities I see in this old farm parallels my excitement for the possibilities in the year to come.

The dreams, goals, commitments and plans that are being made and the ones that are still just quiet in my heart.

This past year brought so many new adventures into my life and I truly believe that this year will be more amazing.

I am excited about where you will see my work.

I can't wait to share a series on my blog all about your dreams and making them a reality.

I will be offering classes and will be teaching for the first time this year!

I am also expanding my services as a decorator and stylist.  This is an area that has grown so greatly over this past year and I am excited to see it grow even more.  

I will also be focusing more than ever on my collage and canvas pieces.  I can't wait to reveal my newest creations.

My heart is so full from all the relationships I have made the past year and how they will grow even more this year.

I have trips to see friends, trips to shows and even a trip to France that has me excited beyond words.

For all those that have encouraged and inspired me this past year…I hope I am able to bring a touch of that light right back into your life this coming year.

There are so many more things that are in my heart to share but I will hold them close for now.

I love possibilities.

Whether it is in an old farm house being restored…..rekindled friendships…….creativity that is springing back to life or just knowing that each day we are given is an opportunity to grow and change.

I wish you the sweetest of new years

It is FULL of possibilities!!!

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I would love for you to visit my brand new photography blog.

I will be capturing one image a day for the next year.

I hope you will join me on this adventure and even play along.

You can find me at www.jeanneoliver.blogspot.com

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  1. Brandie

    Oh Jeanne, I am soo excited for you!! No one deserves to see their dreams come true more. You have been such an inspiration this past year and I for one, am so grateful for it. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for this new year, it is sure to be amazing:)

  2. Jackie

    Such exciting things happening for you!! I can’t wait to see how they all unfold this year! You have certainly inspired me this year and I’m so blessed with our friendship!

  3. Rachel

    Oh my goodness, Jeanne, it sounds like 2010 is going to be such a great year for you – you have so many things to look forward to! I wish you all the best and all the success you deserve (which is tons!).
    Thank you for the gift of your blog – I treasure your words, I delight in your beautiful photographs, but most of all I am inspired by your unique perspective on the world and your optimism. I feel truly blessed to have been given this little peek into your world.
    Happy New Year!

  4. melody ross

    I AM SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! SOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! AND OH SO PROUD OF YOU!!! YOU ARE A CERTIFIED, BONA-FIDE BRAVE GIRL!!! sorry I was yelling, I couldn’t help it, I am jumping up and down for you too! LOVE YOU so much!!!!!!
    ….and you KNOW I totally get your farmhouse analogy! 😉

  5. LuLu

    I am so excited for to enjoy this year with you and see all the possibilites that are to be discovered. Your direction for 2010 has me cheering for you and I can’t wait to continually be inspired by you and learn from you, thank you for being a fabulous teacher 🙂
    co,
    LuLu

  6. Rachel

    I’m excited to see what you have in store for us this year!! You and your creations are in inspiration. 😉 Blessings to you this year!
    Hugs,
    Rachel

  7. Sabrina

    I love your year of possibilities!!! I’m Very excited for you! I love the photo blog idea too! Can’t wait to see them all throughout the year!

  8. Martha

    How wonderful Jeanne!!! I cannot wait to see what is in store for you…all very wonderful things…and for it to be shown in your work is going to be a delight to see. Blessings to you:)

  9. lissa

    You are truly one of the most talented women I’ve ever known in so many ways… you inspire me beyond words! And I am SURE that Seattle will have TONS of amazing photography opportunities for you!!

  10. Annette Q

    Heres to possibilities! It all sounds so exciting!
    You are such an inspiration Jeanne, your words, work and photos make me smile and your outlook on life helps me see things in a more positive and optimistic way. Cant wait to follow your progress on following your dreams and possibilities in 2010 🙂
    Off to visit your photography blog now…

  11. Becky @ Farmgirl Paints

    I know what I see when I look at that old farmhouse… a complete transformation! A dream for someone being realized. How cool is that! No wonder you are drawn to it:) I have a dream of my own…to own a house like that and paint and create and to celebrate space and freedom:) It’s such a romantic idea. I’m not sure it will ever happen, but isn’t it fun to dream.
    It will be so exciting to see your dreams come to life this year. So glad I’ve gotten the chance to really know you. It makes it so much more fun to see those things you hold close…BLOOM!

  12. Becky G.

    Oh, Jeanne, thank you for such a beautiful post! Farms and barns are some of my favorite things and for some reason I’m really drawn to them.
    Also thank you for these past months – maybe even close to a year now – that you have been inspiring me. I’m excited about following you through this year, and watching your dreams unfold!
    A blessed new year! Becky G

  13. mkg

    I love how you think beyond what is and ponder what can be, like with the old farm. And I am more than excited and inspired by the dreams that are bursting into reality in you. Thanks also for sharing your year through photographs; what a fresh perspective on a day it will bring for you and us. With anticipation:)

  14. anne marie

    Oh dear Jeanne………I seriously could not have said it better myself…….how absolutely beautiful poetically gentle post

  15. traci

    wonderful jeanne. i am so happy to have connected with you and i am so excited to follow you through the year. i love that someone is restoring that farm. warms my heart. so often they are just left to fall apart and dissapear. happy new year.

  16. I love seeing something brought back to life ~ oh the possibilities of it all. You are an inspiration Jeanne ~ I love your blog ~ your words and your pictures. The year ahead looks fantastic and I am so glad I get to share it with you through your words and photos.

  17. Lemonade Makin' Mama

    I have LOVED getting to know you a bit this year… you are a sweet and bright spot in this blog world and I always look forward to coming here and reading your wonderful words.
    Blessings with the new venture and upcoming year!
    Sash

  18. rue

    I just love that someone is restoring that old farm! I often check on homes that I love too and see if anyone is caring for them 🙂
    Congratulations on all that you’re starting this year. I wish you all the luck in the world.
    Happy New Year!
    xo,
    rue

  19. susan

    beautifully put. wishing you lots of possibilities this year. love the pictures of the farm, it’s beautiful. happy new year!

  20. Mama Holli

    I too love this farm and admire it from I-25 when I pass it daily! At first when I saw them replace the roof I thought they were tearing it down! So happy to see that they are not. I have a thing for old wood barns! Happy New Year!

  21. Gena @ Vintage Rose Studio

    Hey Jeanne!!! I love the old farm (and pics!!) just the kinda place I would love to do up too!!!! Wishing you a happy new year and all the best wish you endeavors – you are a great inspiration to me – I’ll never forget your’s was one of the nicest blogs I came across when I considered blogging about 9 months ago!!! Good luck with the teaching and everything else!
    I’m popping into your photoblog so check it out…
    Rgds Gena @ Vintage Rose Studio
    PS. I also have a photoblog called thinking aloud http://tobethinkingaloud.blogspot.com

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