Happy New Year to you, dear readers. How was your 2012?
Mine was really pretty good, now that I look back on it. Highlights:
- Had 2 exhibits of my work.
-Hosted an art sale in our garden. We had so much fun, it may become an annual event.
-Set up a family etsy shop. We actually sold a few things, too.
-Made more money from my artwork than ever before!
-Finished grad school: I now have 5 picture book biographies I am excited to send out into the world in 2013.
-Helped our boy finish high school and go off to college. Sent him across the country. He thrived. We survived.
-Celebrated our daughter's 21st birthday, and watched her grow into an amazing filmmaker.
-Moved into a beautiful new art studio where I teach. Trying to remember where we've put everything.
-Saw lots of art at galleries, Art Murmur, museums.
-Traveled: New York, Rhode Island, Oregon, Cazadero, Half Moon Bay, the Sierras of California.
-Turned 50! Celebrated with friends near and far.
Happy New Year!I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Mine was very busy with lots of art sales, THANK YOU to everyone who came to my Open Studio days and/or shopped at my sales events. Currently, I am brushing up my series of picture books about Women Artists. It is time for more books about women in the arts, don't you think? I was at a party over New Year's, playing a game with about 25 people, where you write down names of famous people, put them in a bowl, and the others have to guess who it is. NOT one person, even the other professional artists there, had heard of many of the women whose names I put in the bowl. It is TIME, I thought! I need to get this work out there. Above is a spread from my biography about Sonia DELAUNAY, "Sonia's Moving Colors". Sonia was born in the Ukraine, adopted by her rich uncle, where she was given the best of everything. She moved to Paris to go to art school and stayed there for the rest of her life, making art. She i…