Throughout my career as an artist, at times I have worked in business, raised children, moved, written for publication, and began working toward a Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree. As much as I have also enjoyed painting live, teaching, giving talks, and sitting on arts & culture boards, I have also felt overwhelmed at times. Now that I am entering a time of change in my life, I have been asked: Who am I? What do I want? What do I need? The answers are abundantly clear...I am a painter...I want to paint & to continue learning...I need to live life on my terms, which means being a little quieter for awhile to focus on myself. So that is what I will do in the new year. As much as I have loved being of service to others, I think it is finally time for me. And I'm excited for that.