STUDIO UPDATE: December 2018

Year’s end, all corners of this floating world, swept.
— Matsuo Basho

HI and Happy Solstice! 

I hope you are settling into a nice holiday weekend. Today, up here in the Northern Hemisphere, the pendulum is suspended at the height of long nights and is about to start swinging toward long days. It marks the return of the SUN, which is something I whole-heartedly celebrate!

I'm looking forward to meeting with my girlfriends tonight to hash out the rest of Ol' 2018 and share dreams for the year ahead.


We are keeping it low-key at our home for Christmas. Stocking presents are unanimously the favorite around here, so we will be sharing stocking gifts on Christmas morning...and then eating fondue in the afternoon, another favorite tradition at our house.

No tree this year, just mistletoe;)


2018 has been an especially busy year for me and I feel like I am sprinting to the New Year's finish line! I've been reflecting a lot in the past few weeks about this year. It was full of so many big-ticket events and many big and positive changes for me in my business and also personally. But to be honest, it's left me a bit out of breath and ready for a nap! Like a bear hibernating kind of nap.

To keep things as simple as possible, I purposely haven't done any holiday marketing this year. I have been spending a lot of time in my new studio, paintbrush in hand, making new work for upcoming events and commissions.

I have some fun things up my sleeve that I am excited share with you soon, as well as some dates for you to mark on your 2019 keep your eyes peeled for another email from me the first week in January.


Connecting with my art community has been a very special thing for me this year, and to see it grow has been so heart-warming. I'm really grateful for you being a part of it and feel lucky every day to have your support.

What do you have planned for 2019?
What are you most looking forward to?
If you had to pick just one thing on your list for 2019--only ONE THING that you would create or accomplish or finish or bring into your life--what would it be?

Let me know, I'd love to hear about it!

Last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.
— T. S. Eliot

Thanks so much for reading and keeping in touch. Have a wonderful last few days of 2018 and I'll connect with you in the New Year!



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