end the year is with a big, beautiful dump of snow.
Last night - however - was not perfect. We have been dogsitting Rocket the Red Doberman since we returned and she is nervous and missing her dad... She's just plain old not feeling good and on one hand I feel for her and on the other - I'm tired of getting up three times a night to let her out. Maybe she will be able to go home a few days early and we will both be happier.
Big day today... I am looking forward to getting near the finish line on the painting for Jared Blair's fire chief. He's commissioned me to paint a picture of Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services #1 Station in Winnipeg for his retiring chief. It's not my favourite kind of painting, but what I am enjoying so far are the clouds. The painting is 20 x 40 inches in acrylic and I will post the progress later today. I'm enjoying the painting. It's really making me excited to start on the 15 new canvases I have marked for the mini-show at Candie & Dolls in a month and a half. My goal is to have 10 paintings ready to do a small exhibit in the back of their women's clothing store. I want this series to be all fashion-related. Shoes, purses, women... just to get the juices flowing and test that genre market. So excited about the opportunity!
And then - it's time to celebrate 2006 and welcome 2007 with Nicole & Dan! We are going tobaganning and then spending time together over a fondue. Just kicking back and relaxing. Dan and I got everything ready for tonight - so we are ready to go! I am really looking forward to it. It will be very strange not to spend the evening with Tammy & Jared.... seems like they are always part of my New Year's celebration. But, I know that they have had far more than their fair share of heartaches this year and I wanted to give them their space.
It's the last day of the year!