Eliana with her uncle Nathaniel.
Uncle Adam taking charge of burping.
Right before I left for my visit to Florida, I had ordered some gel pens online and was so eager to try using them in Florida, but someone stole them from my art bag, which was mistakenly left in the hotel lobby overnight. Can you believe it? Goodbye, thirty two dollars.
I wish I could remember who brought this up on her blog about two weeks ago, but she discussed the purpose of an art blog. She questioned the value of a blog ( for artists who want to make a business of their art) which contains information that doesn't pertain to the artwork. I thought about this a lot, because I like to share some personal information. I feel like I've made lots of blogging friends, and I find it interesting to read about their families, etc. In the next two weeks I'll be setting time aside each day to make notes about what I want to achieve in 2009. Recently it has really hit home that this is it, I don't get to live this life again. I have to do it right now or never. By January first, I plan to have my goals, short and long term, ready to act upon. I hope you, my blogging friends, will give me stern criticism if I wander too far off my path. I plan to stick to colored pencil and portraits, but to branch out into some mixed media and collage. And I will try to keep my blog more of a show place for finished work that can be purchased through PayPal.
Next year should be exciting with new leadership in the White House. I can't wait to see what 2009 holds for all of us.