Happy New Year!
Jerry and I celebrated our 12 year wedding anniversary yesterday and after all the holiday madness, it was good to spend some quiet time at home. I had good intentions to finish the painting of Marley today, but after we worked out and put away the decorations, cleaned house and washed clothes, I didn't have much energy left for painting. So we took Marley for a walk and watched a movie. I did happen to pick up yesterday's paper to recycle and caught a story about Doug Bloodworth, a local artist who has painted advertising (artistic advertising!) on the Lynx buses around Orlando for 15 years. I've always admired the beautiful paintings on the buses and wondered why I hadn't seen too many of them lately. Well, along with the declining economy, the advertisements he once painted on buses are declining also--from as many as 80 buses a year down to one or two a month. He's now selling his paintings in shows and apparently doing well. His art and technique are inspiring and I hope tomorrow to get some time to work on my technique!