Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Welcome 2010!

I'm a little late, but I hope this finds your new year off to a wonderful start!  Here in North Texas we've been COLD.  We even had a White Christmas!  This is the first Christmas snow I've seen in my entire life and it was wonderful sight. What a rare and beautiful gift, and so much fun for my little girl.  My dogs also had a BLAST, although the cats were not impressed.  It's been colder than normal ever since, and we Texans (Winter Weenies!) just can't seem to thaw out.  We're just not used to this stuff.  (I know my northern friends will be rolling their eyes.  :)

We had a delightful holiday season with family and friends, and with A Million Bushels, too.  I had a very busy schedule last fall and enjoyed seeing so many of you at the shows.  My favorite creations for Christmas were the custom orders.  Taking old photos and family mementos, a favorite image or quote, then creating something special- this rocks!   And I am always happy to do it.  Please keep this in mind for Valentine's or Mother's Day gifts, or when considering what to do with old keepsakes and family heirlooms, too.  Thanks so much to those of you who placed orders for the holiday season, I appreciate your business!

I am busy with many new ideas and exciting plans for my mixed media business this year.  I am taking two online classes taught by KC Willis, who is a nationally known artist, author, and instructor in the mixed media field.  I am finding myself quite inspired by Ms. KC's amazing artwork and talented teachings, and am ready to dig in and try my hand at several new pieces!  I have also been asked to join a small art group in town with a few other local artists, and we will be meeting to bounce ideas off each other, as well as discuss putting together our own show in the future.  I am very excited about the chance to get to know these talented folks!

I have several shows planned for this spring, and hopes to have my pieces in a new shop or two as well. I am excited to have a booth at Funky Finds in Ft. Worth in March.  I'll have many new pieces, and will be bringing back some favorites from shows last spring, too.   I'd love to see you all there.  Hopefully I'll warm up by then! 

May 2010 be the best year yet, for both you and those you love.  Many blessings to you all!