I can't believe 2014 is almost gone. It has been such a good year! All of our family is healthy and happy and we got a new Granddaughter-n-law this year. We have been so blessed in every way.
I have had a good 'art' year! We got a new building for me to hang my work in as well as teach and share my love of painting and creating. It has been so awesome having my own place to go out and teach! I don't have to load everything up, etc. My little Backyard Gallery and Studio has been such a blessing. I did the 30 day challenge in January and September as well as 2 online sketchbook classes.
Now to end the year, I have some news! Wow..a great year to end one and start another.
I got word today saying my mixed-media art has been selected for publication in
Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling, that is published by North Light Books.
The painting that was selected is 'Wyoming Cowboy', a torn paper collage. So to go along with 'Story Telling'... I met this cowboy in 2013 when I got to go to Wyoming for a week workshop. We got to go out to his ranch, and I took photos of him off an on all week because of the way he dressed. He didn't look like our Texas Cowboys. I loved his hat, and his silk scarves!
His family has been there close to Dubois, WY for generations. We spent an afternoon there, and it was an awesome time seeing the corrals and barns that were made with logs. John loved sharing his family's home, and barns. He wanted us to go through the house where he grew up. It was like it was when he was growing up. Just like someone still lived there. That morning he tracked a bear by the corrals. I hope I get to go back again! It was such a great time, and wonderful memories!