|"Desert Sky II" 21" X 30"|
acrylic on paper
A year ago this time I was anticipating our trip to southern Arizona in February and preparing for the Intensive Studies Seminar in Taos, NM in April. I was also transitioning from multi-layered non-representational painting style used in my Journey series to the more simplified representational shapes evident in my Desert series.
During the year and without my really noticing, I was making dozens of new friends, many of them fellow artists. I met them at workshops, art fairs, art conventions and through social media. I began to look forward to opening Facebook in the mornings because my news feed has become a gallery of incredible art as well as photographs from my traveling friends of places I might otherwise never see.
In looking back over 2015 I realized that my old and new friends, with their thoughts and ideas and experiences, are the best thing about the year, and their friendship is a treasure I find becomes more valuable with every passing day. I am looking forward to 2016 with anticipation. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you.