"Moon Rise" 5x7 Plein air, Teton Valley, October 2011
Hi Friends, Today I start posting again. The holidays are almost over and a lot has happened in the past few months. Some of it has been art related, but there have also been family related events. After traveling to Jackson Hole and painting in early October, to Atlanta in mid October for the AWA show, and then to Louisiana to paint for a week on the bayou, the holidays were here and I went on a cooking spree (not intentional!). Kids and family were here for Thanksgiving and right afterward our son John graduated from Baylor University. I spent a good amount of time compiling a photo book for him (24/7 to be exact). It was a book of photos from his 'babyhood to adulthood'. My gift to him for graduation. It was an obsession once I got started! Then I sent the book off to blurb.com for publishing. It turned out great and I recommend that publishing software. I am actually thinking about writing and self publishing an instructional art book but that will be later...John has landed a job, our daughter is moving and Christmas....I'm tired! I hope you all had a fun filled holiday! I am really looking forward to getting back to work. I am learning to be flexible I think. I knew some of these things were going to take place and one reason why I chose not to put a time limit on my 50/50 project. I have 6 paintings to finish the project. After, who knows....thanks for listening to my babbling! And thanks as always for checking in with my blog....more paintings to come. Please stay tuned! This one is up for auction.