It’s been a year.

Indeed. It’s been a year since I last posted AND it’s been quite a year!

But I’m still painting and working on my many projects. And I want to share about a few things I’m grateful for right now, as we head into our next trip around the sun.

One is that I had the incredible experience of being an artist in residence at the Mineral School in the fall. Imagine days filled with nothing but art-making, with occasional breaks for reading, hiking, eating delicious meals (all prepared for us!), and spending time with a small crew of talented, creative, hilarious folks. It was good for the soul, and a good way to jump start my intention to put myself and my work out there in the world.

I even had my own blackboard in my room, and a treehouse nestled in a big leaf maple outside my window (no picture of the actual treehouse, but it inspired the painting above).

Because of the residency, I’m posting more work on instagram, I’m selling a small selection of my prints at Ashford Creek Gallery, and I was inspired to create a new collection of cards, which are doing quite well in my Etsy shop.

The other thing I’m grateful for is that I was offered the chance to go through a series of coaching sessions with an incredible coach, Melanie Lyons (https://www.lyonheartcoaching.com/). Melanie helps people to untangle their thoughts, goals, purpose, and passion, and I’ve benefitted hugely from having someone to talk to about these things. Even though most of our sessions took place in early 2020, working with her gave me a sense of momentum that’s carried me through some of the hardest parts of the pandemic. If you are feeling stuck in work or life, I highly recommend working with her.

Wishing you all a VERY happy new year!

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