With the arrival of 2014, I found myself in a tough spot. I was not able to work in my studio for the first two and a half months! My mother had fallen at Christmas and broke her ankle. After surgery, rehab hospital and more rehab at home I am happy to say that she is now at home alone and doing very well! The two and a half months were hard on both of us, but we survived! I have never appreciated my studio more than I do now! Being able to get in here and paint with no distractions or outside obligations is such a blessing! I will never take this privilege for granted again. I am catching up on commissioned work and even starting some new creations of my very own. I am so thankful everyday for being able to follow my passion!