2020 has been so hard in so many ways. having a dear friend enter hospice last week was truly devastating. as we mourn so many of the hard parts of 2020, here are some things bringing me comfort this christmas: watching our dancer & her friends in the nutcracker, enjoying episodes of "the chosen" as a family, hearing about the unique mission of a "complete jew", watching the geese gather next door, baroque christmas music, darcy haas' letter to our community, watching the "bethlehem star" and so many other skyfilled wonders throughout the month.
one of the things i struggle with most as an artist, is expressing verbally how i feel; why i create what i create. this is not the case for my dear friend annie blake. her words and art come together, support one another, lift & enlighten all who hear and see them...rare gifts indeed. for the past 7 years, annie has shared her gifts via her “november challenge”. different themes and different subjects, but november has been something i look forward to all year. this year, while she fights stage 4 pancreatic cancer, friends & collectors are sharing to keep the tradition going.