Finally back to my sandy ground and warm weather. We had a wonderful time visiting with family and friends. Brought home lots of great Christmas presents and my Dad gave me the 75+ year old desk that was in his Cotton Gin office on our farm + I got to go through all the old papers, ledgers, seed and cotton tickets and bring home all I wanted. Mom had bought lots of great gadgets and goodies for us all to play BINGO after dinner and all the presents were open. My Dad has a 1966 Red Mustang that all 5 grandkids, 2 daughters and 2 SIL's would love to have one day. KC being the youngest said, Papa why don't we play for the mustang!!! Papa disappeared for a few minutes and returned with a photo of the car for us to play for! Guess who won? KC....so of course if was not fair because she is the youngest and the one that asked! Well he is not about to part with the Mustang just yet, but KC did get to bring the photo home!
The above quote is from a fortune cookie I had a few nights ago and I found it was perfect for the year ahead. 2008 was a wonderful year for me professionally and personally and I have so many of you to thank.....Your support, encouragement, emails, phone calls, comments and more kept me on the right track when I was tried, tempted and tested. The old saying, what does not break you makes you stronger....well I have always been a very strong willed person and have moved into 2009 stronger than ever. I have made new art friends locally and on-line, rekindled some friendships from over the years and look forward to what 2009 has in store for each of us.
I am excited and can't wait to share with you some things that came my way this past year but as some of you know some things have to be kept a secret until the time is right. I can tell you I have several exhibits on the calendar, new art will be shared that was created this past year as well as new works in progress for special projects that I was asked to do, workshops scheduled, articles to be released and more.
I believe the cookie fortune was meant for me...a very good sign of what the new year ahead has in store for me....SUCCESS!!!!