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Reflections the first quarter of 2020


My first blog post. (Cue the dun, dun, dun... music).

I'm pretty intimidated by this idea of sending out my personal thoughts to a wide swath of society. Or, let's be real here.... largely my family and a few close friends. It's now July, which means 2020 is half-way over.

On January 1st each year, Livingston and I love to go out to dinner (usually to Osteria Cichetti here in Wilmington) and bring paper and pencils and make notes about what we want to accomplish this year. We have gotten "fancy" in recent years and made a custom cloud chart. This chart maps out our year, separated into which trips we want to take, what goals we have for ourselves and our kids, and how we can build community.

Now that the year is half over, I have been reflecting on 2020. What a year to remember!

At the end of January I had my first "grown up" show at the Burgwin Wright House Museum Gallery. That show really started the year off on a positive note for my business. The opening reception was well-attended, I sold a few pieces, and got lots of leads on commissions. The show was focused on my tree canopies series, which has become increasingly meaningful to me (which you'll read about in a future post!).

In February, I started working on a poster for the Wilmington Wine & Food Festival that was supposed to be at the Bellamy Mansion in May. That has been postponed, so stay tuned to their website for the rescheduled date.

In March, I kept working on commissions that had come in from the show in February. One of them is shown below, and it's a good example of my most common request: "I like this one, can you make it bigger?" Check out my last blog post to learn more about my commission process and how I have grown to love them.

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So that wraps up the first quarter of 2020 here. In my next post, I'll share what's been going on in April, May and June of 2020.


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