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2013 was a doozy of a year.  It was a blur of activity that left me alternately exhausted and elated.  I celebrated my second year at both the GOOD: street food + design market and the Art to Wear show at the Shepard Arts Center, as well as my third year at First Fridays at The Fountains in Roseville.  It was my privilege to meet many fantastic new people and to welcome back my wonderfully supportive return customers, all of whom are the reason why I do what I do.  Your energy keeps me energized!

My work at CPR art show #revitalizedvintage

My work at CPR art show #revitalizedvintage

Joey Jones at CPR art show

Joey Jones at CPR art show

Sylvia Drown at CPR art show

Sylvia Drown at CPR art show

Aparna Agarwal and Jennifer Halm at CPR art show

Aparna Agarwal and Jennifer Halm at CPR art show

Erin Wehrli at CPR art show

Erin Wehrli at CPR art show

Sarah Troedson and Eileen Hook at CPR art show

Sarah Troedson and Eileen Hook at CPR art show

One of the highlights of my year was participating in an art show at Capitol Public Radio entitled “Friends and Friends of Friends,” which featured my work as well as that of seven other very talented artists working in widely varied media.  The show, which was my first as an artist, was jam-packed and very well received, and the experience was rather surreal.  As an artist, no matter how many times I hear people tell me they love my work, it’s always a new thrill hearing people speak well of my work (although it can also be a bit embarrassing).  ).  Three of the six pieces I exhibited were sold!  I’m not ashamed to admit the evening left me rather giddy.

What does 2014 hold?  I’m hoping for a bit less of a roller coaster ride, but I’ll hold on and ride it wherever it takes me.  On the agenda is investigating more art show possibilities and concentrating on commission work.  I’m also looking into the design of one-of-a-kind bags and repurposed home accessories.  So many ideas, so little time!  I am restless, as ever, and looking forward to what the year will bring.

I wish you all a fabulously happy and productive year, and I invite you to take the ride with me.  Who knows where we’ll end up!

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