This picture just about sums up my life since I last wrote on this blog: MY HANDS HAVE BEEN VERY FULL!
Part of my time has been spent working on my latest picture book, Glamorous Garbage. It's the latest book starring best cousins Bobbie and Joanie (of Glamorous Glasses fame), and you can read all about it on it's own Glamorous Garbage web site. You can also follow the Glam Garbage blog, on which, when I get out from under all of this Boston snow, will feature fun re-purposing ideas along with some funky decorating pictures and suggestions.
Another portion of my time has been spent in my painting studio, working on new paintings and also on collaborations with artist Rich Dunbrack. It's been fun to explore new ideas in a venue very different from publishing. And it's nice to get my hands and clothes dirty again with real honest-to-goodness paint.
Finally, many months have been tending to the needs of my family. With elderly parents that can eat up a lot of time and emotional energy, as many of you in the sandwich generation already know well. Add three sons to the mix and, well, you get the picture.
But I am hoping to be back now, sharing ideas on a regular basis again on all my blogs: Cats and Jammers Studio, Glamorous Glasses, and Glamorous Garbage. And while you're at it, check out my Facebook pages, too: My Johansen Newman FB page, The Glam Garbage FB page, and the Glam Glasses FB page.
And just in case you think I am exaggerating about the snow, here was my house after the latest storm: