Wishing you a very happy Lunar New Year of the White Metal Rat!
We have a tradition in our family of sending out our yearly letter by Lunar New Year instead of Christmas. Christmas time is usually very hectic — end of the semester, travel to visit in-laws…. it’s just easier to write our year’s review in mid-January to early February — whenever the New Year happens to fall. The Lunar New Year begins on the 2nd new moon after the Winter Solstice and continues for 10 days.
The Year of the Pig was most excellent. A few highlights:
- juried into Spanish Village as a patio artist
- was a vendor at CatCon in Pasadena
- showed my artwork in 2 juried shows: The Small Image Show in January and the Reigning Cats and Dogs Show in October
- opened an Etsy shop under the Poppyfish label
- juried into the Southwest Artists’ Association
The Year of the Rat promises to bring lots of change and travel. The biggest item on the agenda is travel with my husband as he takes a sabbatical. The Fall semester (starting in late August) will see us spending time in Chicago, Tel Aviv, and New York City. My husband will work with colleagues in those cities on collaborative research. I am still figuring out what I will do, but the current idea is to meet local artists, take classes and work on painting and collage. Our kitties will travel with us when possible, and stay home with our amazing cat-sitter when not.
Alas, no CatCon this year since it is scheduled for the last week-end in August. But I am on the list for 2021!