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I did not mention my resolutions yet, but now one seems to be almost done. Henry is potty training. It has been almost a week, and he seems to already have it under control. So far no out-of-the-house accidents.
Also, we rearranged the house, and now Jane has her own room. She made the transition from co-sleeping to her own room with no problems at all. I must say that she is the easiest to put to sleep at night. She often goes down silently. She is so great. Now I am working some room decor for her.
One resolution that will help is much-anticipated sewing corner. This weekend we are heading to Ikea, and one thing I need to find is a small table for my sewing machine. I also need to thread my serger that was purchased used last summer.
Sorry that I have not had a lot of new artwork to show lately. Family time has risen on my list of priorities. I have been working for a local stamping company, and they are going to release my first designs soon.
Back on the easel, just waiting for paint, is my portrait of Father David. I also have a ballet slipper still life set up. …just waiting for the time.
The deadline for entries in the Greenhouse Gallery‘s annual Salon has come and gone. I had hoped to do something spectacular and win a top prize just like Cecilia Beaux did in her 30th year, but that did not happen. I just entered the leek still life and the handmade doll still life. If either are accepted, then I am already a winner. That show is really attracting more professional painters (who don’t have anything but time on their hands).
Here is the painting that got Cecilia Beaux noticed:
Jonathan gave me a Nikon D90 for Christmas. It is amazing! I love it. Here are some photos from our Christmas trip. These were taken at Remy and Bethany’s house. They have 3 children as do we.