This is the image for our Christmas card 2013. I call it "Snowfall".
My husband and I plan to retire from our business in 2014. He has been doing genealogical research for himself and family and friends for close to 40 years. He will be putting that wealth of knowledge and experience to practical use now and do research for clients who are interested in discovering their roots but don't want to do the research themselves. This will help supplement our pension income.
My plan is to concentrate on my art as close to full time as possible. After all, I will still be chief cook and bottle washer and gardener and dog pack leader and music student and whatever else, around here. I do hope to sell some of my work, however, I have recently discovered the concept of abandoned art. You create something and leave it somewhere for someone to find and keep for themselves it they like it, or pass it on to someone else. The idea is to leave a little note with it explaining that it's the finder's to keep for free and if they feel so inclined, they can email the artist (me) and share whatever they want to about the "found" piece.
I have several pieces I am working on right now and will be posting pictures as I finish them. I am developing new techniques which I will experiment on my older pieces first before risking messing up the current ones. I feel a new spurt of creative energy emerging after not creating any art for over a year.
A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.