Happy New Year, dear friends! Can you believe it, another new year has just begun? I hope you have recovered nicely from those weeks of fun holiday celebrating filled with my three favorite F words, friends, family and plenty of food. I don't know about you, but after the holidays it takes me quite awhile to feel normal again. I think I'm finally there. This time of year, especially when the sun barely shines and the days are extra short and gloomy, it's so easy to feel down and sort of low. But then I am reminded of the importance of being still long enough to belong to the present moment....to forget about my great big long to do list and all those paintings I am going to paint, etc. It gives me time to reflect on what is really important and to feel deep gratitude for all that we are given, both seen and unseen. Here's wishing you all the very best in 2015! You deserve it!
The Tree Farm
I was going to show you our Victorhill Farm tree photos right around Christmas time after this post a few weeks ago. Now it's already a week into the new year and who wants to think about Christmas anymore, right? Well, here's one more quick look back.
Visitors come to our farm to choose a tree. They can go into the field, find and cut their own or select an already cut one.
This is one of the wreaths that we made for our customers.
A family waiting while their tree is being netted.
Pulling a tree through the netter.
Carrying the tree to the car.
These two rugged looking "farm hands" let me practice my photo taking skills on them...my guy, Joe on the right and our friend, Dave, shot during tree season. Recently, I took an online photography course. So much fun! The only problem is my family hides when they see me with camera in tow. Oh well, they'll just have to get used to it!
I've been back in the studio painting and working on a few fun art assignments. Plus, I was asked to be one of the featured artists, who will be demonstrating an entry for The Documented Life Project 2015. It's not too late if you would like to join in! Here's what you do....create a year long art journal with prompts from different artists. The best part is it's FREE! This project is perfect for any level from beginner to advanced.