In relation to other winters ours was not all that bad, it just ended on a cold and dreary note which made it seem like it was overly cruel and lasted forever. Now we are getting the wind and rain of spring but I am not going to complain, it is warmer, enough for sandals and t-shirts, my kinda garb...

This also marks the beginning of my art season as I am inspired to create a new body of colorful paintings. I have been dividing my time between the studio in the city and the small space in my home sun room. Hopefully I will be able to get my real home studio back up and going now that we have a new roof on it. Lots to do this year. I plan on keeping the city space and have even entertained the idea of opening my own gallery (again) but this time with only my work and perhaps a few guest artists from time to time. It would be a working as well as exhibition space, and I have been thinking more along these lines since learning that several of the artists on my floor at the art center will be leaving. My space is really too small and it doesn't look like I will be able to get anything larger for awhile, even after being on the waiting list for almost a year. All of this of course will be in direct relation to how well I am able to juggle the work load of my Artisan Fragrance line against the greater demands of creating and marketing art... Not bad problems to have, but still trying to make the best decisions.

Reflecting Pool, in progress, acrylic on canvas, 24x30