Saturday, December 31, 2011
I am a very humble person. I do not like to brag. I am very grateful for everything in my life.
2011 was a very challenging year for many of us. Even though the economy and world seems to be in a bit of turmoil, I try to focus on the present in my 'little corner of the world' and I keep doing what I love to do. I had a very successful year with my artwork and I am very thankful to the galleries and collectors that have such faith in me. I sold twice as much art this year as last and owe it all to YOU!
That doesn't mean I am getting rich, just enjoying what I do - and having the guts to do it sure helps.
I don't want to re-cap the whole year, but I had some wonderful shows of my work, lots of time to paint and ponder and grow as an artist as well as some downtime to relax, do yoga, spend time with family, friends AND I got a lot of horse riding in, too! I am grateful for every moment of this year.
One biggie that happened in my art career was that I was 'discovered' by an art consultant in Wisconsin - who loved my work and presented it to Northwestern Mutual Insurance in Milwaukee - who loved my work and purchased 4 paintings for their collections.
I can't wait to see what 2012 brings . . .