Sunday, March 31, 2019

Big Changes

Friends, I have not blogged in soooo long. The reason is that I started working full-time again. A position opened up at the same art school (Savannah College of Art and Design), where Daniel teaches and it sounded too perfect for me to not go for it. I'm now an academic adviser for graduate students and I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute so far.
Poster-sized color pencil drawing for Norm's, a restaurant  in Yakima, WA. 
I work with a fantastic team of women, am surrounded by art and get to work with students, administrators and professors. I feel like I'm completely in my element!
24 x 30 inch painting, commissioned by a client in France
At the same time when I started working last fall, I had a solo exhibit for which I created some bigger piece of art. It was a very busy time!

The bear painting is older, but I changed it some for the exhibit and like it much better now.  During the opening, I sold quite a few pieces, so I created these three to take their place.

During the months of November and December, Daniel and I had three deaths in the family, all in our generation, which was very hard on both of us and our families. Two of them had been seriously ill for a short period of time and the third death was completely unexpected. It derailed both of us for some time, always waiting for more bad news, but the arrival of spring with it's new growth has helped put life in perspective again.
Because of all of this change, I haven't spent a lot of time in my studio, nor have I blogged at all. I've thought about deleting my blog, but somehow that doesn't feel right at all. So, I'll just go with the flow and see where life, my art and my connection to you takes me.

I hope you are all doing well, my friends!

With love and gratitude,