Friday, December 30, 2011
Fingertip Sunflower by Texas Artist Nancy Medina
Fingertip Sunflower is a new small study in Flower Mound Studio, as the pugs and I prepare for our usual New Year's eve celebration - lounging about (or in my case, slinging paint) in the studio. The most entertaining part of New Year's is calling my mom to see how her annual party is going. This particular celebration has been going on for almost 16 years. Every new year's eve, my niece stays the night with mom. They have party horns and chip and dip and all manner of good snack foods. And they ring in the new year together. My niece is 18, so this tradition has been an important part of her growing up.
Mom is still a bit of a night-bird, even though her health is not as strong as it used to be. She likes to stay up til past midnight, and then sleep until at least noon each day. She lives in the queen's time zone, which I think is absolutely the perfect schedule for her. I seem to be inching closer to that time zone myself, the older I get. I like to think of it as if I am following in her footsteps. Happy almost new year to you! Stay warm, stay safe, and for heaven's sake, don't forget to hug your critters!