2014 — NEW YEAR!
I am so relieved 2013 is in my rear-view mirror. It was by far the WORST year for me ever – but now 2014 is here and it even though it's only January, it has been a fabulous beginning to the new year. I'm going to keep myself walking in the light and am rethinking my strategies for the new year.
I just painted a violin that was 70 years old and had the most enchanting history. It's owner told me, “I'm a little teary eyed thinking about my childhood and what life was like when I played this little violin. I loved the recitals and even riding the bus in to town for lessons when I was 5 years old. My teacher was a stern, but wonderful lady who had a studio downtown. My older sister was taking piano lessons from her and she gave me the violin lessons for free just to see if I was big enough to actually learn how to play it. The violin was handed down to me by a boy she was also teaching. It was old and pretty well used up even then. What a new life you have given it!” I must say I was honored to be a part of this sweet violin's journey. To take it out of the attic, make it beautiful and bring it back into her every-day life again.
I promise to be here on my blog more this year. I hope I can bring some beauty and loveliness into each of your lives with my work. Even if it's just for a moment.
Bless you all.