As the year comes to a close I've been working on organizing my studio and making some plans for what may lie ahead in the new year. It's always fun to pull out work that has been completed, especially if I haven't exhibited it previously, or only briefly. I sometimes forget what I've accomplished and how wonderful the work looks together and it seems that I appreciate it more when some time has lapsed between its creation and viewing. Plus it is nice to simplify and tidy and perhaps donate supplies that are not being used to schools or other art programs. It's always a good thing.