Holiday Greetings!

I hope this season is being kind to you and yours. It’s hard to imagine that another year is almost over…let’s hope that 2010 will be a year of healing and good fortune for all!

I’ve been trying to get a photo of Max in his Xmas attire, but he’s not cooperating at all–he’s turned into something of a grinch I’m afraid. No ho-ho spirit at all. All I asked was that he let me put on some little elf ears and shoes so that I could take a photo. But no, he would only agree to this jingly collar, and only one photo. And look at that scowl–hmph, I’m thinking he’s going to get some coal in his stocking. No catnip this time around.

On another note, have you seen what the uber-talented DJ Pettitt is up to now?! She’s offering an amazing online Photoshop class–YES! I’ve known DJ for a few years now and I’ve always said that she’s the hardest working artist I know. Her development of this workshop is no exception, and I know for sure that it’s worth well over the price of admission! Class registration closes on January 4, so hurry on over and check it out here.

sample from DJ’s online class

And how lucky are we that she’s teaching at An Artful Journey in February AND in July of next year? Her class is filled for the February retreat, but there’s still space next July. It’s not too early to be dreaming of summer…

In addition to DJ, there’s Richard Salley, Stephanie Lee, Katie Kendrick and Judy Wise–all amazingly talented instructors and kind, warmhearted souls. Just the kind of people I want to surround myself with in the new year. How about you? In these challenging times, I’m finding it more important than ever to spend time with those who lift my spirits, and to make time for activities that bring me joy. I feel enormously blessed that I’m able to offer these classes–I hope you’ll consider coming and spending some time with us. You can check it all out here.

Enjoy this special time with family and friends–hope to see you in the New Year!

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