2016 Goal List – Review

On this last day of 2016, I spent the day on a bit of a birding quest, trying to find the last five birds to complete my goal of 150 species in 2016. In the end, I remained at 145. Still, I am feeling good about this goal. Looking at this list, there is NOTHING

How’s the blogging going – 2016 version

The end of 2016 marks the end of my third year blogging. A year ago, I posted about my second year of blog progress compared to my first. So, in the spirit of true numbers geeks everywhere, I am adding this post to continue the tradition! Posts and Other Numbers 2014 2015 2016 Posts 158

2016 Goal List

Painting Keep painting Write more exclusively about art in my blog Enter both WSO shows April October Enter OSA Shows June – Rose Show Do an Artbiz course Enter the Equine Art Show (Emerald Downs) July Submit to the AAEA Show June Deadline Continue to work on my lifestyle improvement project Go to Weight Watchers

2015 Recap

It is definitely that time of year. In the blogging world, bloggers are posting recaps and plans for the new year. Facebook is filled with “Year in Review” and “Most” lists. So, obviously, I have to post my own accomplishments. The 2015 List (Accomplishments in red) (sortofs in purple) Painting Keep painting Write more exclusively

So how’s the blogging going?

Last year I published a chart that showed this website’s readership progress. I can find the chart, but unfortunately not the Excel data that made it up. Readership does seem to be growing, though certainly not as much as the first year. I can see that my readership wants more focus (when I stop posting


Each year I have vague ideas of making a New Year’s resolution to have complete rest one day a week. My basic thought is to have a day where I can only walk. It is my hope that with driving remove from the options, I would have more time to do things like paint or


Late 2011 through 2012 will forever be known as my “Année terrible”. I was in a car accident; I was laid off; my dad had heart surgery; my aunt died; I had pneumonia twice. About the only thing I had going for me in this year of horrors was my house. I bought it from