Remember as a kid going back to school after the long summer months and reflecting on all the adventures you just had? It was fun remembering. I will attempt to do that here. At the start of the spring I left my job to pursue my art on a full time basis. We couldn't really travel much because of the restrictions my work placed on me, but when I left my job it was amazing to say the least. I still got up early but I could go up to my studio and just have some "fun" or we could hop in the car and take a road trip. I crossed a lot of adventures off my bucket list like...... Niagara Falls (we stayed in the coolest room over-looking the falls), Yosemite (God created magic there), saw the Joshua Tree National Park, the west end of the Grand Canyon and traveled around wine country in California. We visited with family and friends that we hadn't seen in years.
I had two solo exhibits and was in three shows with some amazing artists. I sold some art and did custom orders and also won some prizes (which is so thrilling and self assuring). I started teaching workshops and introducing people to painting while having fun with it. I also was featured and published in the "Colored pencil magazine". Pretty cool!