Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I haven't blogged in awhile, in fact I haven't done much of anything in awhile! I have been enjoying this Christmas season, buying presents and (over)decorating my house - nesting! I haven't had a relaxing holiday season like this in more years than I can remember. Sure, I have shows coming up I should be painting for, but not the Celebration like the past three years, which happens only weeks after Christmas lending the holidays to much stress and way too much to do. I generally have a show between Christmas and New Years, but not this year. All four were between Sept. and the first of December so the timing for enjoying the holidays has been perfect!

Thank you to all the wonderful friends (clients and otherwise) and family that have supported me throughout the year! It has been a good year, tons of adventures and travels, and we're hanging in there. I am so very grateful for this wonderful job! I get to march down to my studio every morning and turn on my music, dance and paint, create beautiful places and then take them to beautiful places. Though it's not always a bed of roses and making a living at something so very personal often triggers a roller-coaster of emotions, it is the only thing I want to do! Even the days of not painting are filled with looking, looking at art, looking at light, looking at the beautiful mountain outside my window and wondering how I should paint it. Art is not a job, it is all consuming. It's a lifestyle, a way of living a life and seeing the beauty in everything and everyone. I'll take that any day!

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends - enjoy every minute of it! And have a wonderful 2012!

Sunday, December 11, 2011