I turn 60 on the 21st of this month, I'm not sure where the time has went. It seems like yesterday when I was getting married and having babies. Through the years , my painting career has had many ups and downs. I literally fell into pastels because it was so much easier to put them all away and clean up after myself when the children were young. I always thought that when the children were older I would go back to painting in oils, but alas that has yet to happen. Every year I tell myself that I will pull out the oils, but then I start another pastel and never get around to it. Maybe in 2016?
My children have rented us all a cabin up in the Smokey Mountains for the holidays and to celebrate my birthday. I'm really looking forward to it. It seems like it is getting harder and harder for us all to get together each year. I'm very blessed to have the children I do, and the grandchildren. I've been painting a little this week as a stress reliever. I hate packing and would rather find just about anything else to do. My pain level is up with all of the preparations but my girls keep telling me just to relax, they will handle it.
I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. Keep painting and take care of yourselves.
An award winning Pastel artist and blogger, who lives with Fibromyalgia, Psoriathic Arthritis, and Chronic pain.