Thursday, December 31, 2009

So Long, 2009

What a year this has been for me as an artist, a wife, a mom, a daughter, and a friend.  It has been filled with joys and changes, a milestone birthday and artistic challenges.  I thought I'd share a few of them in pictorial form.  This is only a sampling of wonderful events that made up 2009.

Spending time with my boys has been amazing.

Will, big brother, and Matt, little brother, in my studio

Innocence restored.

 Kitchen duty at Thanksgiving

My friend, Lynette, and I took ourselves off to Boone, NC in July to take a fantastic workshop in watercolor and collage with the fabulous Jerry Brommer. 

I had two pieces in a show at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA, one of which sold and the other of which was used in all of the publicity for the show.

Why Young Mothers Feel Trapped, mixed media, 11 x 14

My artist-in-residence show opened in September in the main gallery at LibertyTown, and my parents came from Texas to the opening which capped the evening perfectly.

Skyscrapers, mixed media, 12 x 16, poster and postcard image

View of the main wall in the gallery at LibertyTown 

And a crazy 19" snowfall the week before Christmas!

In addition to the above, we spent a week in North Georgia with my sis and my folks and my aunt and uncle.   I stood back and cheered as my husband went for a week-long Blues workshop in West Virginia.  He has since begun a cool hobby of making cigar box musical instruments with as much work by hand as possible.  Go Tres!

I look forward to 2010, anticipating the joys and challenges that await.  Thanks to all of you great folks in the art blogging world.  You have also added immeasurably to my life this year.  Happy New Year to you all.


scmorgan said...

I love reading end-of-year thoughts. Great photos, great year. Thanks for your friendship, Elizabeth:)

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks, SC--right back at you! Maybe see you tonight???

Tracey Clarke said...

Love seeing your to you and your family in 2010...

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks so much, Tracey and Cathyann. It has been terrific to get to know you each better (and meet you!)this year.

Incognito said...

One of my joys this year has been getting to know you better; I so enjoy coming into Libertytown and seeing your smiling face and well, you know how I feel about your art! You are an inspiration to me. Looking forward to more talk about art and soup in the coming months!

Connie Chadwell said...

Hi Elizabeth - I loved seeing the pictures and hearing about your family and your holidays. Happy New Year to you and your family!