Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 - peace, joy and creativity

A new year has begun; and 2012, a year that offered challenges on many fronts, is behind us.

©2013 Barry Smith - Rust and patina
May 2013 be a better year with: less violence; fewer natural catastrophes; better health; ongoing inspiration and creativity; a little more joy; and heaps of peace.

As is the tradition in the Dempster-Smith household we do new year cards. My 2013 card reflects some of those things I like: recycled metal; patina; rust; and stamping and beating of metal.

©2012 Barry Smith - Cards for new year wishes
©2012 Barry Smith - Cards for new year wishes - detail 1
©2012 Barry Smith - Cards for new year wishes - detail 2
Go well and may 2013 be a good year for all.


  1. Exquisite composición.Te wish you a 2013 full of dreams and hopes fulfilled.

  2. A happy, peaceful and healthy year to you, Barry.

  3. Thank you for your New Year message, Barry. Love your cards!
    Happy New Year!

  4. there is nothing i love seeing more than a person so very connected to who they are and what represents them... everything you do, even when you experiment is so signature barry - your work comes from such an authentic place... may we all be able to accomplish that feat!
    the very best to you - and i love your cards!

  5. Barry, your cards are beautiful, and so very you. Happy New Year!

  6. beautiful and strong. happy new year, barry.

  7. ~b...new year wishes and bright blessings be with you and fiona...the contrast of colors are beautiful...a true reflection of your spirits...may this year bring forth only goodness all around...much love light and blessings~

  8. L, E, R, MJ, C, Ruma, V and B - thank you for your positive energy and wishes for 2013. I hope we can continue to inspire and support each other again this year. And glad the cards appealed - it would be really cool to be able to actually make them out of metal and mail them - challenge for next year??? MJ - thanks for your comment about authentic art connections. One of the aspects I like about art is that it simply gives one the opportunity to express what is important to one in a form other than words. C - it was such a simple design this year but yes it picked up some things that are me. B - thanks for dropping by - missed having you in your own blog. All - go well in 2013 and may we create well. Peace. B

  9. Happy New Year to you both. I couldn't of said it better than "mariedodd". She hit the nail on the head. Thank you for all the inspiration and kindness that you share with the world. Your whole bodies and souls seeps with creativity, peace, love.

  10. Hello Barry - I came over via Fiona's post about her New Year's cards and just wanted to say how much I love yours as well...the contrasting colors, the 'etched' numbers, the great natural patterns created by time. Lovely!
    Wishing you a very happy 2013...
    - Lisa

  11. quite wonderful!

    lovely year to you and Lady Fiona ~


Comments are welcomed - it is good to connect with fellow travellers.