For those of you who live where “real” winter hits…we on the other hand have 40’s at night and 60’s during the day!

So why don’t I go out to paint more??? Could not tell you that, procrastination, lazy, busy??  However I am re-organizing my studio to be more “user friendly”,  that would be me who I need to help…It is hard to get motivated when there are 8 things stacked on your drawing table.  Now as I type, I have moved out the sofa and rocking chair and added a bigger easel and table to lay out my designs…. actually completed an oil painting of roses, yes, roses.  I an organizing a workshop for Denise Mahkle PSA in March and signed up for a workshop in October with Albert Handell!  I am so excited to have the chance to learn from the best…I just cannot believe I have the chance to do this.

My life has been centered around taking care of my precious mother who has lived here the last 5 years.  She was a blessing to me everyday and an inspiration.  She left for her heavenly home January 1 at age 98.  What a wonderful life she lived.  I have time that I never thought I was missing, to paint……so here goes, I will make my Mother proud.  She was a wonderful artist and she would always be my biggest fan.  I imagine she is still rooting for me, as I gather myself to start this year….I am blessed.  Watch for some new work….