tell you this year has been a complete roller
coaster ride. I have gone from wondering if I was
going to be able to sustain to basking in all of it.
What a year it has been. I often think of how lucky
I am that I get to create art that has such an
impact on people. I can honestly tell you that I
can’t think of another artist that gets to hear how
moved a client is because they have a piece of art
that helps them remember such a sacred relationship.
Or just loves their artwork because of the unique
technique and story behind it. Any time that I have
thought that it might be time to maybe give up my
art and get back into the corporate world, I
immediately get a moving phone call or e-mail from
someone that received their art and were moved to
tears, or needed it to help them mend. And back to
the studio I go. I probably will be doing this
forever, or for as long as my body allows. I am
humbled by all of it.
as I love every aspect of what I do, I absolutely
could not function without so many people. The kids
and Dave help out all the time in so many ways.
You’ll often see Trevor or Cassi working my booth at
shows. Frequently, I am dog-tired fried after a show
and here come my reinforcements, they magically show
up like the cavalry. Also, my webmaster Heidi, she
absolutely works miracles, gently prods me with
reminders (like getting this letter out), never
misses a beat when I need something (no matter how
busy she is or if it’s the 11th hour when I ask),
and makes me look good. And my customers, you plant
so many ideas in my head with the simplest
suggestion of ‘What if you did this… Poof, I’m up at
two o’clock in the morning working out a bigger
version of a new idea. I can not thank you enough
for your input, suggestions, and correspondences.
Thank you for your business, for suggesting my art
to others, for letting me know how my art impacts
you, and for trusting me. So often I find that my
customers turn into friends.
closing I want you to know how much I appreciate
however you contribute to my work. I absolutely
know that I am blessed, and not one moment do I take
it for granted.
that you have a blessed holiday season, and that you
are surrounded by much love and great presents!