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forgetting 2020 and moving on to 2021

Updated: Aug 9, 2023

I don’t even want to write the numbers 2020 any more. I want to forget it all and put it nicely, neatly into it’s memory box. Glad I never really knew anyone who perished from the dreaded Covid-19 and glad my son who started his new life journey as an RN in June last year did not contract it, and glad he was one of the first to get the vaccine. My heart goes out to him for what he sees everyday as well as all the other doctors, nurses and first responders.

So it’s time to move on. Now we all know the Pandemic is not over so we’re all being positive thinking it will be over this year when in reality we know it is not, nor will it be “over” for a very long time. I guess we’re all just hopeful that life can get back to hangin out with friends and neighbors and most of all family. Although my immediate family has shrunken over the last 20 years dramatically my life is full. My husband is my biggest fan and supports my arts 110% every day. He’s the love of my life!

Although I did get a lot of glass projects made last year (I won’t write 2020 again), I also got in a lot of golf. I’ve never golfed as much this year as I’ve done in the past 20 but thanks to the golf course for being open and Friday nite couples golf, my game has improved tremendously! And if it weren’t for my bestie Lisa who did in 2019 what I want to do soon (quit the rat race) I would not have had the opportunity to tune my game up. And my new friend Karen (also retired) has been there almost every day, every week, making t-times and inviting me to play. Glad to be able to take a day off here and there from my “real job” to get outside, get some exercise and hone in on my golf game.

Other than having an incredibly good year at my regular job my weekend focus on glass has actually panned out this year. Weekend classes for kids and adults alike that were tired of being cooped up. Looking for creative outlets that their kids could expand their horizons. And I think last year - and will continue this year a “need” for home-grown, local art - is evident everywhere I go. Whether it’s online or I wander out to the small towns around Oregon, it’s obvious that local art has taken a stand - and local artists are abound!

So it’s back to the glass studio. Today, January 2nd, 2021 I’m heading out to start doing some cheerful Valentines in glass. I just posted a reduced price for classes who want to come make some Valentines goodies in glass! Check it out and come play with me!! Cheers to the New Year and lets get out and make ART!

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