Some of my family and friends are amazed at my new technological skills. I would never take the credit for creating this website. My son-in-law, Nick Ratcliff, is my administrator/creator. It took me almost two hours to place a photo on my home page--then it disappeared. Yes, Weebly is supposed to be user friendly, but this user is not friendly with computers. So, I cannot say how grateful I am for Nick's expertise and patience. He is one of my most ardent supporters and has great ideas and knows how to implement them. So THANKS NICK--I love you "son." My daughter, Kelly, is truly fortunate to have such a thoughtful husband--and he is an amazing father too.
It's been quite some time since I last blogged. I've been quite busy with classes, grandchildren, and creating art. My last class, "Wabi Sabi" was June 9-10 at the Mendocino Art Center. My teacher, Donna Watson, taught us to make our own paper with the thinnest and most delicate Japanese papers, and although it was fun, it was also quite challenging. Donna gave us many tips on how to create more interesting collages and encouraged us all to step away from our safe places. It wasn't easy to follow her direction, but I learned so much about composition. She also spoke to me about finding my voice--and although it is still but a whisper--Donna's given me much to think about. I am so thankful for her patience and compassion. Google Donna Watson and see what serene collages she creates.