I Did It!

Mary Mikawoz in 2020

I did it! I did it! I did it!” I excitedly exclaim with glee in my voice!

I am so happy to have set up what seemed like an insurmountable goal and yet I accomplished it! I have been doing photography seriously for about 40 years and creating artwork for my entire life pretty much. I have had my website for over 10 years but did not display my work very often which was unfortunate.

So, this past year in 2020, I had it in my mind to do baby steps each day with posting my photography, abstract art, mixed media and digital artwork – one each day.

There have been many difficulties along the way along with computers not working, cords not working and the internet not working. Despite that and with the constant support of my husband, David Elliott Atwell, I was able to succeed.

2020 was a leap year and so for 366 days, I was able to post a creative image each day.

If I were to give advice to someone who is setting out to accomplish a similar type of goal, it is to not want or need perfection. I would have been happy having done 5 out of 7 days instead of 7 out of 7. It was a layer of undue pressure that I did not need to place on myself. Towards the end of the year, the pressure became very overwhelming because I had come so far and was so invested in “just making it happen” to completion.

I will continue to post more pictures but it will not be as frequently. If you would like to follow me on Fine Art America, there is a button where you can join up and get weekly announcements. I would appreciate your support.

Here is the link to see my work according to the collections – https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/mary-mikawoz

If you would like to see a chronological view of the images posted from most recent and going backwards, here is the link to where they are https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/mary-mikawoz?tab=artwork

I have also had my Creative Pursuits WordPress Blogs for 10 years. If you would like to follow me there, I have creative work, as well as book reviews, so please join up. Here is the link – https://mikawoz.wordpress.com

Thanks so much for reading, looking and supporting me in whatever capacity you are able to do so.

I really do appreciate it! All my best to you as we enter a New Year!

Mary Mikawoz

Winnipeg Floodway

Mikawoz Winnipeg Floodway

Winnipeg Floodway

On a plane trip back to the Winnipeg Airport we flew over the Winnipeg Floodway. Although it seems like it is a river it is just way too darn straight to be one. It is also known as the Red River Floodway and Duff’s Ditch after Premier Duff Roblin after his government implemented it after the disastrous 1950 flood. It has saved countless floods and money in this plains area.

According to Wikipedia, “It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2000, as the floodway is an outstanding engineering achievement both in terms of function and impact.”

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