Warm Sentiments for 2018

new year

It stimulated me, roused my long-held desire to be an architect of ideas.

John Sculley, after his meeting with Steve Jobs about becoming President of Apple.

New Year’s Eve finds me enjoying a quiet one at home. For the past couple of days I have fought back against an upper respiratory illness (I’ve been dogged with it for over a week now) an spent most of today in bed. Fortunately, I’ve felt much better since around 6:30 and have been at my desk reading stacks of books, scribbling resolutions in a journal and focusing my mind and heart on 2018 just around the corner.

I hope I feel good enough to resume painting tomorrow as I have several ideas seething that want to come to expression. Meanwhile, I’m continuing to find inspiration from Walter Isaacson’s biography on Steve Jobs. John Sculley left Pepsi to become President of Apple, and the quote above moved me. I myself have wanted to be an architect, or designer of ideas since the 1980s, and have given my life to pursuing that dream, both in classrooms and in the art studio. I am just grateful to move into a new era of 2018 and lay the foundations for new endeavors.

Thanks for reading, and Happy New Year to all of you.

I paint in order to discover.

I journal when I feel alone.

I blog to remind myself that I am not alone.



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7 Responses to “Warm Sentiments for 2018”

  1. Dian Says:

    Love these thoughts. Happy New Year! May 2018 bring you
    an abundance of dreams fulfilled. Hope you feel well soon!


  2. Xraypics Says:

    Glad to hear the URTI is diminishing. Looking forward to seeing the results of your ideas as they come to fruition. Have a peaceful, contented, and fruitful new year.


  3. Jay Haeske Says:

    Happy New Year David, I am looking forward to following your blog another year!


    • davidtripp Says:

      Thank you, Jay. I often wonder if I’m supposed to keep this blog going, as it feels more like an extension of my personal journal. So, naturally, I’m inspired when I find that there are those who read me more than once. I’m hoping for more excitement as this year unfolds.


  4. Carol Says:

    Happy New Year, David! I’m a bit behind on my blog reading but wish you all the best in 2018!


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