We've decided - for lots of really good reasons - to move. I have a five bedroom house with a huge studio and garage...packed FULL of stuff...to move into a three bedroom apartment.
That means that I'll have to sell some items. Like about...half of what I own. Well OK...maybe only a third of it. I'm really good at fitting stuff in though. To be a pack rat...you have to be good at it. To say the least, I'm gonna be busy for the next couple months and won't be online very often.
Before I 'sign off' I wanted to give a great big thank you to some very special people - beginning with Ann Hyde of Ann's Art @ Studio Hyde.
We found each other through the Sketch Book Challenge on Flickr - her sketches are awesome - and have been following each other's blogs for awhile now. She is a terrific painter! Go see for yourself. Ann saw some of my pictures on my blog last year and asked for permission to paint them. She perfectly captured - in watercolors - my hubby's body language and the feel of our boat beached at Cayo Costa in SW FL where we used to live and where I love more than any other spot on earth.
She also amazingly painted our Miss Kitty who is no longer on this earth.
I also want to thank Momma Spud - who might not want her real name mentioned here - for the lovely post she put online last week in which she talked about my art and her philosophy. I cried again. Thank you SO very much for your beautiful words. My heart is full. I always enjoy her posts - especially when she talks about her personal life because she's a woman with a great big beautiful heart. I hope you'll visit her blog, t'was brillig and to say hi.
Then, I was pretty amazed and delighted and totally honored to be featured by Kim of IMGIRL without Wings and Inspiration Avenue - on Living The Color Filled Life .com - which is a site inspired by artists who journal. Thank you so much Kim!
I look up to each of these women and their amazing art and lives and they've each touched me in a very special way this week.
Actually, I look up to EACH and EVERY one of you. A special ThankS to those of you that follow my blog...new and old. It always amazes me that you're interested in what I have to write...or show. I love your comments and you'll never know how much what you have to say motivates and encourages me.
Create Your Life,