Our family has helped me spend the last year and a half exploring the history of art, as well as my own work, and watched me develop into a part-time graphic design assistant for an independent art director.  We also have two children and lots of homework every day.  I hope to spend the next few months on a new painting series that does something new for me, and I'm very excited; I will lighten my palette and explore color for it's own sake, and hope to use line to represent intimate and expressive emotions.  I'm just not sure exactly what that will look like...yet.