Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

2014 was a great year.  Last year at this time, we were in a tizzy due to farming, and Ken quitting, but it passed so fast, and it has worked out good, especially for him.  No more worries about what the weather was going to do, paying bills, etc.  All the stuff that goes along with farming.  Not only that, our entire family has been healthy all year, and we added a new member. 
Our Grandson got married in June.
I have been blessed with a building to teach in, and have had good participation in my classes!
I also have a lot of great family and friends that support me and encourage me, and I can't imagine
anything else I would even ask for! Health AND Friends! We are blessed.
My prayer is that we will all have a special 2015...healthy and happy.
This year... May 31,2015...Ken I will celebrate our 50th anniversary, and that I can hardly believe!

 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New North Light Book


 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!

 Thank you all for your support and encouragement for the past years! 
My prayer is that we will be all healthy and happy in 2015!   
Happy New Year!