Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Saturday, December 31, 2016


Resolved, that I will take each precious minute,
and relish all the joy within it!  ~ Kathleen Rice


A number of years ago, my husband bought me some prints by Pat Fischer!
They all feature pastoral scenes filled with painted houses, willow trees, and sheep,
and many of them also have simple sayings!
 I still love them!

One of my favorites is this one!

Blessed is the life that finds joy in the Journey!

It hangs in my living room and is a constant reminder to me that life is a journey and I have choices to make as I travel my personal road!!

As I look to the upcoming year and make my resolutions, perhaps my most important one for this year is to....



As we all prepare to welcome in 2017, may we truly be Blessed with Good Health, Peace, and Hope for a better future!!
Happy New Year, my friends!!

Wishing each of you  ~ JOY~



Prims By The Water said...

Wonderful print Julie. Happy New Year and may this one be a blessed one for you and your family!Janice

Mugwump Woolies said...

Happy New Year, Julie! Love your sweet print. We're all settled in for the big night...It's 4:30 and the hubby and I are sporting our flannel jammie bottoms already!!! We like a quiet New Year's Eve! Hope that 2017 is good to you and yours. Always enjoy our "conversations", and love to get little peeks of your beautiful, warm home and your many projects.
Sending a big New Year hug,

Julia said...

Dear Julie, I love that print, it speaks volumes. I too try to find JOY in my life's journey.
I wish you a Joyful year and may you also be blessed with Peace, Health and Contentment.
Warm Hugs,

old crow said...

Julie, great words to live by! Wishing you and yours much Joy in the New Year!! Best wishes for creative inspiration, good health and Contentment!
New Year Hugs to you!!

marly said...

Thank you Julie. All the best to you in 2017.

The Eveningstitcher said...

Best of the New Year, to you, Julie! I love that picture and the saying...so true!!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Thank you so much, sweet friends!! Even though it is an old print, it still has a powerful message to remind us to CHOOSE JOY!! So happy you all dropped by and I truly appreciate your friendship this past year!!
May 2017 hold wonderful blessings for each of us!!!
Big Heart Hugs to you all~

HomeSpunPrims said...

A wonderful post, Julie! Wishing you and Jeff a healthy and blessed new year! Big hugs my friend, Lori

TheCrankyCrow said...

Happy, Happy, New Year my sweet Julie! Wishing you a year filled with all the joys and blessings your heart can hold.... And, yes, hoping you can always remember to choose joy. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Julie, I love the print, so sweet.... Wishing you a very Happy New Year, you are a blessing to my my friend.Hugs Francine.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Thanks so much, Lori and Robin! So good to finish out the year with sweet comments from dear friends!! May you both have a wonderful 2017, filled with many blessings and above all......JOY!!
Big Heart Hugs~

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Thank you so much, Francine, and may you and yours have a most Blessed and Healthy New Year, filled with JOY!!!
Big Heart Hugs~

annie said...

I have always loved those prints!

Happy NewYear! :)

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Happy New Year! May we all find joy in this journey called life.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Thanks so much, Annie and Louise! May the New Year be filled with all good things for you and your loved ones!!!
Happy New Year!
Big Heart Hugs~

Rugs and Pugs said...

Health, happiness and prosperity to you and Jeff in 2017. And lots of creative time...and antiquing time...
Hugs :)

Winnie Nielsen said...

I love the saying on your painting and it is a good reminder to make sure there is an emphasis on Joy in 2017!

May we all find peace, health and joyful happenings in our lives and across the globe.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Thanks so much, Winnie!! I always appreciate your visits and echo all that you have shared!!
Happy New Year to you!!
Heart Hugs~

moosecraft said...

And much Joy to you as well! Happy New Year!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Thank you so much, Sharon!! May 2017 hold many wonderful Blessings for you and yours!! Let's all choose JOY!!!
Heart Hugs to you~
Julie xo

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Julie, the print has a good message for me, I need to find Joy in life's journey. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!! hugs, Lecia

Marcia said...

Beautiful print Julie. I can see why it's so special.
Happy New Year.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Thank you Lecia, and Marcia! Yes, those words are such a good reminder to all of us, aren't they? May each of you have a year filled with JOY!!!
Happy New Year and Heart Hugs~

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Hi Julie, LOVE your '2017' post. I too would keep it up year round. Little reminders help to keep us on track. Christmas Preparations and Happenings got me behind on much of what I had in the works. It makes us appreciate our routine life that we often take for granted. I think "JOY and PEACE" are great choices.

Loved visiting and seeing all your creations.
Happy New Year ~ 2017


Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Barb,
Yes, I do have it hanging up all year long in my living room and it is certainly a good reminder! We all need those positive thoughts to help us deal with all the negative, don't we? So happy you like it too!!
It is so easy to get overwhelmed during the holidays and hopefully you can get back on track!
Hope you have a Blessed and Creative 2017, filled with Peace AND JOY!!
Heart Hugs to you~