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Birth Month

“Intense Energy”, 20×20″ oil on canvas, part of my 2018 Fall portfolio, release date October 25th

October is the month of my birth. Last year I started celebrating the entire month, because, why not?! This birthday is the turning of the calendar to the last year of my 40s!!!!! I’m not ashamed to share my age, I’m proud to be where I am now. There were times in my life where I didn’t think I would make it this far. Just a couple of days ago my husband and I lost yet another friend barely 50. It makes me sad to think of friends who will never be 50. I’ve lost quite a few over the years. It never gets easier. I’m going to do what I can to honor those lives lost by living the rest of my life to it’s absolute fullest! I’m going to proudly share my real age. Why not? I’ve learned so much in my 49 years. I wouldn’t change a thing, but I also wouldn’t want to relive most of it. I’m grateful for it all. It made me the person I am today.

“Feminine Energy”, 12×12″ oil on canvas, original SOLD! Prints will be part of 2018 Fall portfolio

Aaron and I took the day off on Monday, after hearing about the passing of our friend, and took the truck out 4 wheeling and then went on a hike. It hit us both pretty hard. Needless to say, I’m a bit behind on my work this week, but who cares! Life is more important sometimes.

Friday I am taking a couple of paintings to Silver City for the Silver City Art Association’s Indy Artist show. The show runs Oct 6th-8th. I wish I could say I will be there with my art, but I’m leaving on Saturday to go to Denver, CO for an Artist mastermind conference. I’m really excited about it! I’ve wanted to take a workshop with Alyson Stanfield for about a decade. I finally decided this was the year. No more putting things off for this or that reason. No more excuses!

“Balanced”, 12×12″ oil on canvas, part of my 2018 Fall portfolio, release date Oct. 25th

I’ve finished all 23 paintings I was working on! Hoping to have them up on the website by October 25th(my birthday). I am giving one of these paintings away to one of my email subscribers on the 25th! I still haven’t decided which one. To enter, go to MY WEBSITE, sign up on my email list when the box pops up, and wait for the email announcing the winner! It’s that easy.

I will be out of the studio all next week, so I most likely won’t post a blog. I will be back to the blog the week of the 15th. Stay tuned!

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New Mexico Cancer Center Gallery Show

"Find Your Shine", 24 x 30" oil on canvas, $1,050

“Find Your Shine”, 24 x 30″ oil on canvas, $1,050, just one of the 22 images in the show

On June 3rd I spent the morning with around 20 other artists, hanging our pieces at the NM Cancer Center for the Summer show, “Artists on the Rise”. Below is the flyer with all the information about the opening reception, “Walk and Talk” event and gallery hours. The gallery is open by appointment only out of respect for the privacy of the patients receiving treatment. Please join us for the opening THIS Sunday from 4-7pm. I would greatly appreciate your votes for the People’s Choice award! This show has been a long time coming, I first applied to show here several years ago. I’m excited to show/sell my work for a great cause! New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation is a non-profit organization solely dedicated to raising funds to alleviate non-medical needs for cancer patients. 40% of each art sale goes to the foundation and is tax-deductible. See you there! Even if you can’t make it to the show, of any and all sales of the 22 pieces I have showing, 40% will go to the NM Cancer Center Foundation. Whether you purchase at the show, or on my website.

2017 6, front

Step Three: Backslide…(Overcoming my Facebook addiction)

Aaaaaand, start over! I WAS doing pretty well with staying off Facebook, then another Primary Tuesday came around. In addition to my Facebook addiction, I’m a political junkie! I keep my political stuff away from my blog and I won’t mix politics with business. Let’s just say this election season is quite exciting.

I’ve had a minor backslide but I CAUGHT myself this time, before WEEKS passed! I’m still determined to beat this crazy, lazy addiction. My step three was going to be, “Replacing the Addiction”, but I’m human and sometimes humans aren’t perfect. 😉

I won’t beat myself up over it, I will start over again tomorrow. Tomorrow I will work on replacing Facebook with an online web development course. Learning more information on setting up my website the way I want it and not just the easy, free template here on WordPress.

I spent the morning being creative. I’m working on a new pillow design that I will share with everyone here on the blog tomorrow. I ran out of stuffing and once it’s stuffed, I will share. 🙂

Today also happens to be my 9 year anniversary on WordPress! I cannot believe it’s been that long! Counting my time on Blogger, I’ve now been blogging for 15 years! Here’s to another 15! That is, if blogging is still around in 15 years, the way technology is advancing these days, who knows! I hope everyone is having a happy, happy Wednesday!

Get out there and VOTE!

Today is an historical day for us as Americans! I can hardly wait to get out my vote and I would like to encourage EVERYONE to get out and vote! It makes no difference who you vote for, of course I have MY preference, but the important thing is that we get rid of the apathy and make our voices heard by getting out there and voting!