It has been a very long time since I have updated my blog. This has been a very "trying" year. We lost both parents....Mom passed in February, and Dad passed in May. My fiance had to quit his job to take care of them. His own health has suffered because of the stress he went through to take care of both of them by himself without any help from family.We did it on our own. He was just in the hospital for 3 days, with chest pains. He is now applying for disability because he is unable to work. Because of this we have to move. I am not happy about this because it is in a town 90min. from here. My nephew also came to live with us which meant I had to give up my studio so he could have a bedroom. BUT there have been some joys also in our life. My daughter Kaitlyn gave us a beautiful grand-daughter in August, Annabelle Angel Korene Patsy. She had a beautiful baby shower in June. Also my step-daughter Cortney got married Sept. 24. It was a beautiful beach ceremony. So this year has been alot of ups and downs. Sooooooo......I have not had much time or ambition to paint and create like I want. I am working on a piece right now though. As soon as we move and get settled I will concentrate more on my blog and art. One good thing about moving is I will have my own studio space outside of the house. I cant wait to start decorating my new studio. So please hang in there and dont forget about me.