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2015: Year in Review

2016 CD CalendarI’m currently hunkered down in a coffee shop (trying to stay warm now that winter has truly arrived) as I try to remember all of the awesome things that happened last year. There were so many milestones this year it was difficult remembering all of them and I had to limit myself to 25 highlights. In fact I almost forgot about the film crew!
Year in Review:

  1. completed over 60 square feet of commissions

    Skyline Reflections: Portland

    Skyline Reflections: Portland

  2. hung a show at the Phipps Center Atrium Gallery
  3. 12 week online ArtBiz Bootcamp class
  4. finally got the new, replacement kiln up and working like a charm
  5. modified and improved the glass storage in the studio
  6. Saint Paul American Craft Council Show
  7. 2 Art Crawls, plus the Last Chance Holiday open studios
  8. shipped a large commission (64”x20”) to Portland, OR
  9. created more than 50 art panels in less than 6 months
  10. the Grand Hand continues to represent me
  11. the Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery in Door County started carrying my work
  12. Art-A-Whirl at the Grain Belt Bottling House
  13. attended the SGAA conference in Portland, OR
  14. rebuilt the website to be a ‘responsive’ design
  15. filmed for 2 days for an upcoming TV episode Handcrafted America
  16. Ramsey, Mabel and Peggy helped sell my artwork again

    Embrace the Moon detail

    Embrace the Moon detail

  17. participated in the Minnetonka, Phipps, and Bloomington Art Centers’ Holiday Shows
  18. had a show at the Grand Hand in September
  19. printed the 2016 CD calendar of new artwork
  20. made more than 400 snowflakes and trees, and another 300+ stars
  21. made another 100 large snowflakes for Artful Home’s Ornament collection
  22. ran out of note cards during the holidays
  23. hired a part-time studio assistant
  24. continued ‘sketching’ in watercolor, encaustic and mixed mediums
  25. made more snowflakes and trees

It’s truly amazing how fast time flies when you are busy and having fun. 2015 was one of the best years yet for the studio, and I am already gearing up for 2016 to be even better, so stay tuned.
Happy New Year!!!