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Over 360 people have honoured me by placing me on their watchlist – a fact that touches my heart and gives me reason to put nothing but my best energy and intent into anything I upload or share here on RB. To all you wonderful people, I thank you, and I thank you for the friendship and support I have known over the past three years or more on redbubble. I apologize that I have not been on the site much lately, and have not been able to view or comment on your own wonderful creations as I would like to. I have had a mystery illness that took away the use of both my hands/arms and feet, initally leaving me with no feeling at all, but then becoming the most painful thing I have ever endured……and it sure has changed the way I do things, and view things! I am much better now, my hands are still semi numb, but I can walk properly again, and I am still trying to just get things back to normal… and just be very grateful the worst of it is behind me (fingers crossed!!)
I am now trying to focus on my own wellbeing and that of my family, as I stll have my four children and both my parents to care for.
Please know that my heart is with you all on redbubble, I have not forgotten the kindness and encouragement and truly magnificent support for my work, that has been shown to me here, nor the beautiful friends I have connected with. I will be back as time permits and hopefully be able to share some good energy with you all, and soak up your amazing and inspiring creations!

For now, I just want to wish everyone a very very happy new year. But what of the old year? Has anyone else had a 2009 full of the most difficult but hard won lessons? A good dose of heartache that might possibly be the catalyst for your growth? Have you also been shown the potential for great change and a glimpse of the happiness that awaits you? I hope that the positives far outweighed the negatives for each of you… but I know that a lot, like me, have suffered a lot in the past twelve months. To you all go my heartfelt compassion and prayers for healing. 2009 – I thank you, but I also am glad to see you slip quietly away and 2010 take your place. Bring it on!!
May this new year be a fresh start for you all, may it hold all the good things, the joy, the love, the success and wellbeing, that seemed to elude you in the past…. may it truly be the year that put the smiles back on your face and the creative joy in your hearts!
Happy new year!!!

Comments

  • geetwee
    geetweealmost 5 years ago

    No need to apologize seeing your condition. I hope everything turns out OK for you in 2010.

  • Dear Jo, thank you for your kindness and good wishes. I do believe everything will turn out as it is meant to, so I just hope and pray that others too, feel that way, and find the gifts they deserve. I wish you well for 2010 and beyond….hope the year holds great things for you! :-))

    – Wendy Slee

  • charitygrace
    charitygracealmost 5 years ago

    Stunning! Hope you have a better New Year.

  • That is so kind. I thank you for your lovely words….. (smiles)

    – Wendy Slee

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2almost 5 years ago

    i wish you well, good health, fun and happiness in the new year, thank you for your support and encouragement,
    Laura x

  • Bless you Laura, and thank you for being you! Happy new year and may the energy be kind, loving and full of happiness for you and yours…xxx

    – Wendy Slee

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearalmost 5 years ago

    Health, Love and Light to you Wendy ~ thank you also for your encouraging energy ;) Happy Blue Moon New Year!!!

  • Yes! A blue moon! Isn’t that wonderful! Someone told me that it does not happen so often in the northern hemisphere, but I don’t know if that is true! We are heading out tonight to watch the moon rise over the ocean…where I live (in the west) there is nowhere but one place where you can witness this phenomena, and only at certain times of the year. So it makes for a marvellous energy and great celebration. May 2010 be incredibly special!! xx

    – Wendy Slee

  • lianne
    liannealmost 5 years ago

    Oh Wendy what a hard road it’s been for you – and how terrifying it is to have a “mystery” illness that no one can identify or correct – I know as I’ve struggled this entire year with the same sort of thing (though clearly not as severely as yours). But you are so gracious as always dear Wendy – and know that no matter how infrequently you can be here, our hearts are always open for you. You’re a very special woman and a gift to so many of us here – for me, that’s particularly true. So you do what you have to – your priorities are exactly where they should be, my friend – and we will always be here for you! Happy New Year Wendy.

  • I don’t believe I have had it tough as most people, and I still come out shiny side up believing I am blessed in so many ways. But thank you for you absolute kindness and more than anything your understanding. Lianne you truly seem to “get” the very core of my heart and what I try to express and that means more to me than you could ever know. Sending you love and every good wish, for wellbeing, love and true happiness as this year unfolds into the beyond…… xxx

    – Wendy Slee

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 5 years ago

    brilliant,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • thank you dear Sean!

    – Wendy Slee

  • WendyJC
    WendyJCalmost 5 years ago

    Happy New Year Wendy … Definately a year i am happy to have gotten through, i suffered alot of poor health and incidents that kept testing me and am happy to be through it .. finishing on a positive have received an email asking me if i am interested in doing commercial work for a company :) … i am sorry you have endured so much but happy that you are recovering and see it as a period of growth … a positive light shines in your work and in your heart :)
    your friend WendyJC xoxo

  • Bless you Wendy! I am so happy to hear your news….. not the part about your suffering though, just the exciting opportunity that now awaits you! I am sorry that you have suffered this year, I do know that so many of my friends have been swamped with such hardship and despair and very difficult times…… my heart has been so heavily weighed down with the awareness of it. But now, I feel hope that 2010 is a shift into newer and brighter energy….. I do wish you well…and hope that happiness is back in your life!!

    – Wendy Slee

  • Basia McAuley
    Basia McAuleyalmost 5 years ago

    Ohh,, Dear Wendy,, my warmest wishes go out to you and your family,, you are strong and a survivor,,, you will get through it,,, of that I’m certain. See 2010 as a new beginning, I wish you lots and lots of health and strength to get you through these tough times.. ((hugs)) Basia xxx

  • ((hugs)) and thank you so much…. my best wishes to you and your beautiful family too xx

    – Wendy Slee

  • Basia McAuley
    Basia McAuleyalmost 5 years ago

    Can I mention that I really LOVE this image!! Please add it to the macro water photographic gallery! Pleeease! xx

  • Thank you! I am honoured!
    (and if your group doesn’t like text on images, I can re upload without those words… ;-)

    – Wendy Slee

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...almost 5 years ago

    Hi Ya Sunshine.
    Thinking of you, and we are both missing you heaps.
    Take Care, and have a wonderful New Year.
    Luv Ya.

  • Love to you and Dawn, my dear friends.
    And may the new year be especially kind to you both….. you sure deserve it.
    big hugs from the west! xx

    – Wendy Slee

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