My wife wrote this calligraphy on a postcard for 2009 (in Japan called Heisei 平成 21). It is uploaded with permission for you to enjoy here and link to it, not for further sharing.
Is it a display of expertise and passion? I say yes, but I am no expert, just an admirer. Seeing her students from Germany write Kanji with a brush, I can tell it takes a few dedicated hours of instruction and practice to learn how to produce art like this, but far less than 10,000 hours until you see smiles of accomplishment.
Thank you for your accomplishments in this and the upcoming year.
Dream it, do it and celebrate!