I’m so completely honored to have my work grace the cover of the latest issue of Somerset Studios! While this would be an honor at any time, it is especially meaningful for me with the holidays approaching this year. I was asked to write an essay for ‘The Last Page’ in this issue with the theme ‘Heart and Home’ to go with the piece of art I had done for ‘With One Stamp’. I knew immediately what I would write about. My family will be largely scattered this Christmas, with my oldest overseas, and the rest of my immediate family not being able to travel back ‘home’ to WA to see my extended family. I found comfort in writing this piece and I hope it will touch you as well. I think most of us can relate to ‘Heart and Home’ during the holidays.
Also newly out is the latest edition of Where Women Create. In this issue I was invited to write for the ‘She Remembers’ feature. Reflecting on my journey over the past few years made me appreciate it that much more and helped me to realize even more fully the that it is possible to achieve your dreams and goals by working hard and not giving up.
As the holidays approach it’s a good time to reflect on the past year and to think about your goals for the next year. It’s never too early to set some for yourself and get a jump-start on those New Years Resolutions!