2012 was definitely an Artful year for me! I started with a blank canvas--having no idea where my creative journey would take me. I joined the Del Ray Artisans gallery and participated in 3 shows there. I even had my first gallery sale! I also participated in a group show at Herndon Artspace. I went to my first Art Retreat (CREATE) in NJ where I learned all kinds of new mixed media techniques and met lots of great people (thanks Jodi and Cindy)! I also had an awesome time taking an online art business class--Flying Lessons (thanks Kelly Rae and fellow flyers)! I am happy to say that I created over 20 fun new pieces of art in 2012! In addition to realizing some of my ART dreams, I was able to realize one of my lifetime dreams of seeing the Northern Lights! They were truly amazing! I am so grateful for my wonderful year of ART and ADVENTURE and for my family who put up with all my crazy ideas!