End of year wrap up

At the end of each year I like to look back and reflect on everything that has happened in my life: the successes, challenges,  adventures and accomplishments.

Oh what a year 2014 has been, lots of ups and downs – a very transformative year to say the least. It began with an inspiring trip to Joshua Tree. There is something so beautiful and tranquil about the desert.  One of the highlights of the trip was the Noah Purifoy Art Site; you can see some of the pictures from the art site here.

Sadly in late January my Mother passed away. It’s difficult to convey the way something like that changes you. Needless to say it has and will continue affect me and my creativity. Through the challenges and heartache I still had a lot of positive and happy moments during the year. My two year old daughter continues to amaze, inspire and challenge me. In February I attended a fun luncheon gala at AT&T Park for the Hearts and Heroes event. You can read all about the event and see some of the event photos here.
I participated in five fantastic group exhibits, SV Open Studios and raised caterpillar larva into moths.  I was also interviewed by The Creative Insurgents for a podcast on artist grants and residencies that you can watch or listen to here.

One of the highlights of the year was a trip to Eastern Canada for my solo exhibition at theNathaniel Hughson Art Gallery. It was a really fun and inspiring trip, everyone was incredibly friendly and kind. You can read all about my adventure here.

So now, after this very testing and transformative year, I am looking forward to healing, reflecting and creating. Soon I will be heading off to a tropical paradise for a few weeks.  I plan on floating in the ocean, getting lost in the rain-forest and making lots of art.

Save the Date:
I am excited to share that I will be having a solo exhibit in April at KALEID Gallery. I will be showing a whole new body of work.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

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