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Happy New Year 2008 !!

3 January 2008 26 comments

Kookaburras - Kim Barker

"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other."

I would like to wish all my dear friends in blogland a and peaceful start to the new year ....
Unfortunately I have not had a good start as I injured my shoulder before Christmas and it doesn't look like it is getting much better ....
so I will be posting and commenting to the best of my limited ability until my arm mends....

best wishes

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26 comments: to “ Happy New Year 2008 !! so far...

  • suzanne cabrera 3.1.08

    So sorry to hear about your shoulder Kim! I know this is definitely not the way one hopes to start out the new year.... Here is wishing you a speedy recover with lots of rest!

  • Kim 3.1.08

    thanks very much Suzanne....
    I was hoping to get quite a bit of painting finished...I suppose I will have to be patient....hmmmm
    might be the time for me to read all those books that I have been meaning to read :)

  • Diane 3.1.08

    Hope your shoulder is soon on the mend, Kim.

    Thrilled to see you have reviewed your wonderful '101 artists' blogs' list and I crept into the top 10 - marvellous! Thanks so much for all your hard work on this - particularly given the vagaries of Technorati :)

    Make the most of your enforced relaxation and have a great New Year!


  • Kim 4.1.08

    thanks Diane
    I thought that you might be pleased at your jump up in the list....
    haha enforced relaxation....I can't wait to see my Doctor on the 10th (he is on holidays atm)...
    Happy New Year to you and thanks for the card on facebook too !!!

  • durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit 4.1.08

    Its hard to imagine an artist that doesn't smoke Kim, I've met a lot and they all do. Of course, they also intend to stop or cut down, but its just such an addictive thing. Paris being the artists haven, so to speak, may find this rather difficult.

    This is not to pooh pooh your efforts at stopping. By all means, do so, and I hope it does not alter your creative juices. Its a lot better to be a living artist than a late artist, or a sickly one; in which case, no real creative juice can be extracted. LOL!

    Keep creating, that is one GOOD the world cannot have enough of! --Durano, done!

  • Unknown 4.1.08

    Ohhh :( get well soon! do you need me to massage it for you? hahahah

    you've been tag :)

  • Kris Cahill 4.1.08

    Hi Kim,
    Thanks for visiting me. A very Happy New Year to you, and I hope your shoulder is on the mend soon.

    I have been working my way through your amazing list, and finding some wonderful people. Thank you again so much for putting this together.

    By the way, I am an artist and I do not smoke. Used to, quit completely over 8 years ago. It's worth it, I can breathe now.

    I wish you well in 2008, and look forward to more!

  • durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit 4.1.08


    Sorry about your arm. Take care of it and make certain it mends well. Heaven knows what that arm can create and its impact on a lot of people. Stay well. --Durano, done!

  • jafabrit 4.1.08

    oh no!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope it gets better soon.

    Just want to let you know I added you to my blog list :)

  • Kim 4.1.08

    thanks Durano...
    sounds like great advice....
    my right arm is ok's just doing the work of two at the will have to watch that I don't overwork it ! :)

    hah Netster
    not a bad idea...
    will check out your tag :)

    thanks Kris
    I agree the list has been wonderful for meeting new artists and I'm so pleased to see so much interaction ...artists are usually such solitary creatures...

  • Kim 4.1.08

    thanks Corrine :)
    ah ha ...snap
    I'm just about to add you to my 2008 blogroll too ...deja vu !!!!

  • Lynda Lehmann 4.1.08

    What an adorable photo, Kim! Are those cuckatoos?

    I hope you shoulder feels better soon. Have you tried bromelain, a natural enzyme from pineapple, available at health food stores? It's a natural anti-inflammatory.

    A happy and healthy new year to you, too, in spite of your shoulder. I'm sure you'll make good use of your "down-time."


  • Anonymous 4.1.08

    happy new year to you

  • Kim 4.1.08

    ahhh Lynda
    they are our own unique kookaburras...
    they come and sit on our balcony most mornings and afternoons....they are laughing birds and are known for their unique laughing call....
    actually they are excellent alarm clocks...because when they laugh you can't help but smile :)
    oh thanks for the tip ...I will try that out ....actually I have a fresh pineaple in the fridge to I will try that too ...
    thanks for your good wishes :)

    hi Keeyit...
    thanks for calling by and I hope your New Year is off to a good start !

  • Lisa Lorenz 4.1.08

    Hi Dear Kim! Happy New Year to you too and I wish you a wonderful 2008 to you and your family. Sorry to hear about your shoulder. Hope it gets better soon. My sister is also suffering from a bad neck and shoulder pain. It has been going on for almost 2 months. big hugs to you xoxoxo Lisa

  • Kim 4.1.08

    hiya Lisa !!!
    thanks so much.....
    Happy New Year to you and Andreas...
    I hope you both had a cosy Christmas :)
    I can empathise with your sister :(
    and I certainly won't be taking my mobility for granted after this ...
    2 months !!!....eek....
    Ooh ....I hope she has a speedy recovery Lisa....
    hugs & xxxxx

  • Jos 5.1.08

    A very Happy New Year to you and yours, too, Kim!

  • Debbie Dolphin 5.1.08

    Hi Kim!

    A Bright way to start the New Year with Laughing Birds!

    I hope your arm and you are feeling better.

    We wish you and your family a warm wonderful Happy New Year!

    Thanks to OpenID issues, my true virtual signature link is:

  • Anonymous 5.1.08

    Get plenty of rest, hope you feel better soon. As far as blogging goes, Google 'one handed typing.' Cheers, and Happy New Year!

  • Anonymous 6.1.08

    Ouch! I do hope it gets better FAST!

    *swinging my magic wand to make it go away*

    OK, maybe you feel like having some fun anyway....

    WELCOME to:

    Start The Ship Party!


  • Anonymous 6.1.08

    happy new year from manila!

    stumbled upon your blog through Art News Blog and now i've bookmarked this as a favorite. i enjoy reading through it and your reviews! great work :-)

    i read you've problems with your shoulder? i do hope you get well soon.


  • BoydGreeneArt 6.1.08

    Kim, I wish you a speedy recovery and a great New Year filled with beautiful paintings and happy memories. Thanks so much for all you do! You are such an inspiration! I can't wait to see more of your son's work.

  • Kim 6.1.08

    thanks very much Jos :)

    hi Debbie...
    and thanks...
    yes I thought the kookas were an appropriate symbol for the New Year....and better than typing out my resolutions atm.... :)

    thanks Jeremy
    LOL...I will check out the one handed typing for sure ...:)

    thanks Captain...
    I hope your magic wand works !!

    the party sounds great...will check it out :)

    hi Palma...
    thanks for your comments..and good wishes :)

    thanks so much Boyd...
    I should know what the damage is by the end of next week....hopefully I can get back to painting then too :)

  • Anonymous 6.1.08

    hi Kim! i'm feeling sorry to hear about your shoulder injury. hope you will recover soon and will be back in blogging action in full form:) May Our Lord bless you with Good Health, Happiness, Love, Peace and Prosperity.

  • Anonymous 6.1.08

    Hi Kim !

    I know how you feel.. I did my shoulder six months ago (playing with my son in the backyard) and it really takes some mending ! Kind Regards from the Mornington Peninsula. David

  • Kim 6.1.08

    thank you very much for your kind wishes Lost :)

    hi David...
    thanks for your comment ...
    I was sort of dreading that ....
    I do hope this is not as bad as it feels.....

About The Author
Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news