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New Year’s Eve Review

Every year I like to take a moment to look at all the progress I’ve made over the past year and set some goals for the year ahead.  2017 was a huge year for me and I know that 2018 is going to be even more amazing!

Great Things That Happened in 2017:

So many great things happened this year.  This year I put an emphasis on personal and professional growth.  I made an effort to look at myself and make improvements in my health and my surroundings.   This year I am the proud aunt of another beautiful baby boy – Jacob (as well as a proud aunt of his big brother Benjamin who turned two this year).   And I was able to pay off a couple of my debts (Yay!).

Perhaps the biggest change of the year is that I made the decision to leave my full-time job to pursue life as an artist!  I cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store!  I know there will be all sorts of adventures and projects ahead.  I’m going to take each challenge one step at a time and learn and grow while doing it. 

New Works for 2017:

This year brought 50 new paintings!  (Also three dozen or so painted ornaments.)

From the Blog in 2017:


Exhibitions in 2017:

I was part of 6 different art shows this year and exhibited 69(!) works of art!
  • Gallery 116 @ Community Arts of Elmira (3 paintings)
  • Summer Mosaic @ 171 Cedar Arts (50 paintings)
  • Member Show @ Community Arts of Elmira (5 paintings)
  • Holiday Art Market @ Arnot Art Museum (10 paintings)
  • Gallery 120 @ Community Arts of Elmira (1 drawing)
  • Holiday Member Show @ The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (1 painting)

What’s in Store for 2018?

More.  More paintings, more adventures, more blog posts, more everything!  You definitely won’t want to miss it, so make sure you’re following along!
What goals do you have for 2018?
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