Thanks to Jeri, I found all of you again. I see many of you on FB and follow you there. I see that some of my favorite bloggers on this site either no longer post or post infrequently. I will try to come back here at least every couple of weeks because this site- and with you my friends is where I can post more intimate thoughts and feelings.
I am still painting. This year, I switched my focus to watercolor and pastels because storing all of the canvasses from oils and acrylics got to be a problem. Paper is much easier to store! One two-inch deep box will hold many, many completed works when all I have to store is paper! The pastel box will fill up sooner because I put a sheet of glassine paper between each painting to help protect the pastels.
Earlier this year, I gave away about 50 of my oils and acrylics. I donated them to be auctioned off at a fund raiser. Of course, I kept all of the ones I liked best. They simply took up too much space! I don't know how many watercolor and pastel paintings I completed this year, but it is a lot. Guess I am making up for lost time because I let my painting slack off and almost stopped all together. Now, I am painting and learning again. One of the things I am trying to learn is how to paint with very little detail.