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New Year Inspirations

Updated: Jan 6, 2023

Happy New Year!

Remembering the past year is a great tool for how celebrating the new year can be fun! Look at all your accomplishments, trials, errors, and, all that you want to learn. The key to bringing in the new year is the attitude we have. If you bring in the new year with a smile it is sure to follow you all year long.

Smile, you have done a lot this year My Voice Media Center and there is so much more to come.

A look back...

Our CSET Volunteers were celebrated for all the work they have done.

Christmas Party 2022

In Painting and Drawing you welcomed two new facilitators.

The No Stigma Speakers Bureau continues to collaborate and provide the community with first-hand success stories at recovery homes in Visalia, and at our bi-monthly Crisis Intervention Trainings.

Crisis Intervention Training Dec 2022

We participated in Taste the Arts and Open Mics at First Fridays with the Arts Consortium.

We said goodbye to our beloved Photography facilitator.

Thank you Michael Alvarez for being such a wonderful friend and facilitator to My Voice Media Center's staff and participants!

We had a tremendous turnout of booths and events for May, Mental Health Awareness Month.

Guitar participants Sheila and Nelson both perform at the Barrel House.

Strong works come from the Printmaking session, including t-shirts for NSSB.

We continued to beautify our new, but temporary stay at the Oval Park.

Photo and Video Editing contribute to the Installation, the Taste the Arts MVMC booth and much more!

2D and 3D Art. continues with exciting sessions like the "Drip-Pour" and the "Stress Relief" Project.

We took a field trip to the Tulare County Museum whose gallery hosted one of our participant's works - Good job Cathy!

There is much more to learn from each other in the months to come. We value your participation in the activities at My Voice Media Center and wish you the best of luck all year round.

Here are some suggestions for bringing in the new year!

  1. Purchase a new date book and transfer the information from the old one to the new one.

  2. Journal what you would like to do in the new year and then look back on it from time to time.

  3. Write an old friend to wish them a happy New Year.

  4. Bring a friend to MVMC for an art session.

  5. Go to a session you have never attended at My VoiceMedia Center.

Along with these suggestions, there are all sorts of ways to start the New Year off right. Practicing the tools you have learned in your mental health journey and practicing telling your story is something that is important to all of us here at MVMC. If you are ready and interested in telling your story please let us know so that you can join the No Stigma Speakers Bureau, soon!

Artists and Inspirations:

In an article posted by "Daily Art Magazine", the concept of painting fireworks was a way to bring in the new year and celebrate. The Challenge of painting a moving firework is one that takes a lot of imagination and also, nowadays, a camera. Take a look at some of the paintings from the article:

Major, Bird’s-Eye View of the Great New York and Brooklyn Bridge, and Grand Display of Fireworks on Opening Night…May 24, 1883, 1883, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA.

Konstantin Somov, Fireworks in the Park, 1907. WikiArt.

Joan Miró, Fireworks III, 1974, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain.

I hope these paintings are inspirational and you plan to visit My Voice Media Center for inspiration all year round. Please come by and pick up a calendar or visit our Calendar page at

To read more about the style and genre of the works please visit:


Works Cited (To read more...)

Daily Art Magazine (online); New Year’s Fireworks in Painting!; MAGDA MICHALSKA; 30 DECEMBER 2022; 19 MIN READ;


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