My main resolution is to stick to the ones I make!
The others are:
1) to be more discerning in what I do, so that I don't spend all my energy on things I feel I ought to do and have little left for more fulfilling things.
2) closely related to 1), becoming better at asking for help and accepting it ( equally In saying 'no' when I really don't want it). There is a thin line between independence and stubbornness!
3) to adapt my painting practice, so it uses less physical energy. I mustn't throw the baby out with the bath water. Just because I can't do 6' x 6' paintings, doesn't mean I can't do smaller charcoal sketches such as this one. A little boy saw it and said "it's a pity you smudged it!".
Wonderful news that Ailsa Bosworth has been awarded the MBE. Very well deserved. i'm about to send NRAS £50 from sale of my Christmas cards. Less than usual, but still worthwhile, I hope.
I wish you all a happy and healthy ( or at the very least, healthier) new year and many thanks for all your support, empathy and wisdom during the last one.