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Happy New Year

I don’t know about you, but I typically let a new year slide in pretty quietly. My wife and I might go outside and pop a confetti blaster, but often we just pull ourselves off the couch and head to bed. This year was much the same, except it was a bit more of a challenge to get up and around.

Back in September, I had a kidney surgery (all went pretty well) and by November was feeling really well. I was looking forward to getting ready for the one show I had not had to cancel. My wife was making plans for a show as part of her newest venture making homemade soaps. On November 12th, we woke up to a lovely morning, went out for breakfast, visited a local Farmer’s Market, and were home by 11. A few minutes later, I went out to get the mail delivery from our mailbox and was hit by a car. I don’t remember the event itself, thank goodness. All plans went on hold, and for the past two months I’ve been focused once again on a grueling recovery process. Thankfully, I am almost recovered. I lost some teeth in the encounter with the car, and I will get the denture replacements next week. I have some scarring on my face and hands, but my brain appears to be intact. Last week I started drawing again for the first time and it felt really good.

I have a big spring lineup firming up and will post the dates here as soon as available. My wife will be able to return to getting my prints online. We are incredibly grateful to God for his many mercies over the last four months. We are grateful for the friends and family that he surrounded us with who kept both our spirits lifted. It has been a very difficult time, but could have been so much worse. I’m very glad to be alive and I look forward to seeing you all at shows this spring.

Life is unpredictable – hug your family and friends every day!