There were many ups and downs in 2015. We lost my beautiful niece. I gained a beautiful new granddaughter. Working as a teacher again does not give me the free time to paint and draw as much as I would like. I continue to try and improve my craft though. In 2015 I joined SVSLEARN.COM so that I can take a class any time that I want. I also completed a class with Mira called The Craft and Business of Illustrating Children's Books. I think my greatest accomplishment in 2015 was beginning an after school Art Club. The first competition that my students entered was won but one of the students in the Art Club. I am so proud of them. I'm hoping to spend more time on my art in 2016. I wish all of you an amazing year ahead. May all of your dreams come true.