2014, don’t call me, I’ll call you. Mmmkay?

I saw so many people writing end of the year posts in early December. I’m so glad I waited. Some of the most exciting things happened to me on the very last day of the year. I signed an agreement with a gallery, I entered the Splash watercolor book contest, and a few other things.

This year has literally had at least one over the top thing happen every single month. Some good, some bad.

January: Started out on this crazy nomad life. Woot for almost a full year of adventure!
February: I found Apalachicola. I adopted Gunnar. What a little precious!



Squeeeee all that cute! It’s almost painful. The yet to be year-long and going campaign of destruction, truly painful.


This happened too.

March: Spent weeks with one of my BFFs and her son. Gunnar developed rickets….several hunder bucks later thanks to the x-rays of an unbelieving vet, he’s all better.  Apparently, rickets is extremely rare these days.
April: My older brother got married!
May: A difficult month, personally, but I did very much enjoy the Springfield, IL state fairgrounds.
June: Spent time with my family.  If you knew certain members of my family, you would know why this is all that is included.
July: Transmission blown.  First blown tire. Started running and eating mostly Paleo. I started and eventually completed my first Nerdfitness.com challenge (of which I start another round on the 5th). Started meditating.
August: Radiator was next to go and my free refrigerator.
September: Starved Rock with my pal Jesus, blown tire, Grandma got sick. Boo pneumonia. The Sims4, which frankly could be listed under both good and bad.

October: Took care of my Grams. Family went bonkers. Or just showed their true colors. Beasley ear infection
November: Dealt with bonkers family and made sure my Grandma wasn’t shoved into an early grave. So many paintings. So many etsying and facebook paging.  Helped save an orphaned kitty. Got a new car. Great family Thanksgiving. Started gratitude journal. Started my news letter.
December: Lord, where to even start. Back on the road. More bonkers family. An infected cyst. Mice. A new gallery. Holidays. Beautiful sunshine and great people.  365 facebook likes. Sold paintings. Good food. Hiking. Gunnar ear infection. Gunnar weighs 73 lbs.  Fantastic ER experience, times 2 thanks to infected cyst.



I can say without a doubt, there was no dull moment in 2014. I feel like I’ve lived a decade in the last year. For every low there was an equal high and for that I’m thankful.

About Elisha

Elisha Dasenbrock is an award winning, international watercolor artist. She paints with a limited palette on claybord. Dasenbrock graduated from the American Academy of Art in 2009 and has been painting professionally ever since.