I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! I can't believe it's 2012 already, where on earth does the time go??
I remember moving to the US in February 1996 and certainly did not envision myself still here, but I'm certainly glad I stayed! If Joel and I had moved back to the UK when we planned, I may not be an artist today and now I can't even imagine being anything else! I love teaching what I have learned, seeing what my students and friends create and enjoying seeing the creative side come out of people who swear they are not 'artistic'. It's amazing what one can achieve with a little encouragement, lots of fun materials and a little bit of time. I have always said "You all have a creative side, you just haven't discovered it yet" I really do believe that!
As I move forward into 2012, I do so with a new perspective. I start a new part time job in a couple of days, which will leave me plenty of time to keep creating my art and to allow me to keep teaching. I'm looking forward to my new challenges ahead and also thinking about new classes, demos and art to create. I feel it's going to be a good year and I wish the same for all of you!