• Dan Meyers

    As always, great graphics! I was lucky enough to spend time with friends and family over New Year's… such a great way to kick off 2012!

    • Hi Dan, Yes it is. Being with family and friends is really what it’s all about. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year! Keep the illustrations coming … Love them.

    • Thank you so much. Happy New Year to you too!

  • shirla6960

    Nice, nice blog!!! Love your illustrations (always a joy)!

    • Hi Shirla, Thank you. You humble me with your kind words. 🙂

  • Well done my dear friend! Happy New Year! 🙂

    • Thank you Cheryl, and Happy New to you as well. 🙂

  • I love Robert Burns! You should read his funny poem “To a Louse.” The Old English makes it even better! It would so fun if you ever decided to illustrate that poem or others.

    All the best to you and Happy New Year!

    • Hi Jeri, What a great suggestion. I will definitely keep that in mind for the future. Back at you my friend. 🙂

  • Jamie Gall

    I love reading your posts susan, so original and creative =) Happy New Year

    • Thank you Jamie, you made my New Year’s Eve. Have an awesome New Year!!! 🙂

  • My wish is to make it to our new destination with all our family complete and all our belongings ready to be unpacked 😀

    • Hi There, I will hardly wish the same for you. Have the very happiest of New Years intact and unpacked … 😀

  • What a wonderful collection of illustrations. My favorite is the cheese, bread, olives and champagne … the beers tipping in a toast is fun, too! Happy New Year.

    • Hi Leora, Thank you, My favorites is the same one. Great minds do think alike… 🙂 Happy New Year to you too.

  • Once again a LOVELY set of illustrations. And a supreme 2013 to you Susan.

    • Hi Patricia, Awe… thank you so much my friend. May your 2013 be your best year ever. 🙂

  • Jeannette Paladino

    Susan — thanks for the translation of Auld Lang Syne. One of the TV networks interviewed several comedians and asked what they knew about the lyrics. No one knew what they meant so they offered some pretty funny lyrics. Happy New Year!

    • Hi Jeannette, I bet that was a fun watch. I can just imagine what they said. I bet you got a great laugh out it all. Happy New Year to you as well my friend. 🙂

  • Wishes for the New Year – the more things change, the more they stay the same. Time with family, friends. Finish some unfinished projects; start some new ones. Better attention to health/fitness (*sigh*).

    On a day-to-day level, sometimes it feels like a lot of paddling about and weary feet, but in the end, there’s a lot of good memories, and many pints of kindness.

    Thanks for yours.

    • Hi Beverly, Indeed, and that what it’s all about, isn’t it? You are so welcome and may your New Year be everything you wish for. 🙂

  • Garen Arnold

    Hey Susan,
    Happy new year! I have a ton of stuff on my plate for the New Year. Lot’s of sites I want to kickoff. Possibly one a quarter. Hehe checked out your about me page and saw Sammie. I will be getting myself a kitten as soon as I reach some of my goals in 2013 🙂

    • Hi Garen, Good luck with your kickoffs and goals. I wish your the best in your endeavors. I do hope you get your kitten. 🙂

  • amandahill

    Loving the illustrations… Happy New Year to you!

    • Hi Amanda, Thanks and a very Happy New Year to you as well. 🙂

  • Who doesn’t know Auld Lang Syne although when I was younger I thought it was called Old Lang Sign………….lol………..

    Hope your new year has been a wonderful and happy one

    • Hi Jo-Anne, That is too funny… so did I. I hope your New Year is as amazing as you are. 🙂

  • Lydia Brown

    Susan Happy New Year! I love the pictures the cat is my favorite. Auld Lang Syne a favorite I have heard since childhood.

    • Hi Lydia, And a very happy New Year to you too. Many people love the cat art as well. I too love this song. 🙂

  • Interesting illustrations Susan. I wish you too all the best for the New Year.

    • Hi Bruno, Thank you for stopping by. Thanks and to you as well. 🙂

  • Janelle

    Wishing you all the best in 2013!

    • Hi Janelle, I wish you the very same. Happy New Year. 🙂

  • As always, fabulous artwork. A lovely post. I hope 2013 brings you much joy and happiness 🙂

    • Hi Rebecca, Thank you so much for your very kinds words. May your New Year be all that you how for. 🙂

  • Oh wow, I didn’t realize that’s what it said! Thanks for clearing that up and great illustrations! 😉

    • Hi Dan, Very few people get past the first part of the sone. I actually think it’s a very cool sentiment. It was very fun illustrating it. 🙂

  • Oh wow, I didn’t realize that’s what it said! Thanks for clearing that up and great illustrations! 😉

  • Doreen Pendgracs

    Terrific illustrations as always, Susan!

    Happy New Year and all the best for 2013.

    • Hi Doreen. Thank you and to you as well my friend. 🙂

  • Pat Ruppel

    Happy New Year Susan – may we take a cup of kindness yet for another year gone by with hopes and dreams for this new year. Hope your celebration was merry and full of joy surrounded by friends and family. Happy 2013!

    • Hi Pat, I love that. We had an amazing time this New Year and we look forward to a great 2013. I wish the very best for you in the coming year. 🙂

  • Kelly Wade

    I never knew the words to this song but I love it! And I love the feeling of a new year; optimism, hope and wonder for what the next 365 days has in store for us. Its an awesome time to both reflect as well as look forward to exciting changes and an entire year that can be whatever we want it to be. Thanks for the lyrics and illustrations.

    • Hi Kelly, The words for this song are really cool. I’m with you there regarding the optimism, hope and wonder. May you have all fl that in 2013. 🙂

  • Happy new year Susan and like the illustration of your cat 🙂 Like some of the others I haven’t read the words before, so thanks. My 2013 be all you desire.

    • Hi Susan, The words are often a bit of a surprise for people. We all know the first part but rarely hear the rest… LOL. I have the same wish for you too. 🙂

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    I hope you have a wonderful new year Susan. You deserve it.

    • Hi Krsytle, I really did and I do hope you have had the same.

  • Martin Casper

    Nice job on the graphics, Susan. The takeaway that I got out of this is that there is nothing more important than keeping connected with friends and to continue to develop stronger bonds. Thanks. Happy NY!

    • Hi Martin, Thank you and I couldn’t agree with you more. Happy New Year my friend.

  • Love your illustrations Susan!! Honestly think you should look into developing that talent of yours. Illustrating children’s books, for magazines and so forth. Go for it Susan they are great. Trust me I have been an editor in chief:-) Happy New Year!!

    • Hi Catarina, Thank you. :-),. Wow, coming form you that means a great deal to me. I will make an effort to do that in the near future. 🙂

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  • Beautiful! Who doesn’t wonder what that song says? Learn something new everyday 🙂 I hope to set aside time, money, and other resources to truly live on purpose doing what I love in the new year. Thanks for the encouragement and happy new year to you!

    • Hi Annie, thank you. It a great song and it conveys so much no matter the time I hear it. I wish you much success in your goal and a very happy New Year to you too.