Friday, January 6, 2012

Hello 2012. What will you bring us?

study for Alaska series  12"x12" oil crayon on paper
Well, so much for 2011. I can't say I mind it being consigned to history, with the exception of my Alaska trip in August. A few other nice things happened too:  I led the art team for the Natural History Survey's 2011 Bioblitz, learned to kayak, got in shape, took some interesting classes, sold a few paintings and created a few more. I also was granted a residency at the Petrified Forest National Park, but had to postpone it due to the life event that brought a lot of sadness to my family — the passing of my dad. But though it might sound cliche, his illness did bring us all closer and I spent some precious days with my dad before he slipped away from us.

So now it's time for the even more cliched "fresh start", but I do feel hopeful for 2012.


  1. Love this kayak's-eye view. Skimming the surface is deep.

    If we all got to judge the coming year like we do the past one, I wonder if any of us would go ahead. Just as well we travel the future on blind faith. So let 2012 just get on with itself. Have a good 'un!

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sometimes all we can revert to is a cliche.I really enjoy your blog, lots of exciting things for 2012!


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