Yesterday, Christmas came early for me. After I’d forgotten all about it (buried as I was by academic responsibilites), a package arrived for me from Southwest Art Magazine: two complimentary copies of their January 2013 issue where one of  my paintings Garden Variety is included in The Art of Watercolor section. That was enough of a treat but the entire magazine is so beautiful. Reading how other artists approach their work and of the galleries in the western US was inspiring.

Many years ago before finishing grad school, I had 3 pieces published in a small quarterly; unfortunately, I didn’t follow up on the momentum that provided. This time I’m following up on that inspiration.