Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy 2012!!!

Busy and fun Christmas holiday with our family and newest Rodriguez, Evan Joseph. David and Brenda are great parents. Evan has gone everywhere with them and was held by every member of our family...all 18 of us! I held him so much during the time that they were here during Christmas that I got Grama tendinitis.
Kids and rest of family are doing well, Ben here from Maui for past 4 months and will return to Maui the end of January. I will miss him and miss the fabulous meals he has prepared for us. My own personal chef...I like that. Doing my art and not having to worry about dinner until it is prepared and on the table. Wow. That I will miss! Our kitchen has been humming.

Our son Gabe and Cristie Dertien are engaged and plan a summer wedding. Lots of excitement coming our way for 2012. We are planning a trip to Spain in June and hope to see Al's cousin who lives outside of Barcelona. And of course Maui is on our list.

Here are a few of the shows that have accepted my artwork all either encaustic or artist book or a combination of both:
1. Spanish Village Balboa Park "Small Image" show Reception: January 28, 2012.

2. California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson CA 21 Artists Create Books: Reception: February 1, 2012.

3. The ART Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, Decatur, Ga" Wall Bound" Reception: March 2, 2012.

4. 1000 Artists Books on line magazine.
5. Contemporary Paper and Encaustic, Catherine Nash

Union Tribune on line article about my art at the airport