A new year…and a tribute to Lucy

I look at my diary notes and can hardly believe that it has been so long since I last posted a note.  It has been a busy time leading up to the close of 2010 and then moving into 2011.  A number of paintings and projects to be completed and some still underway. 

It has also been a difficult time as sadly we lost our beautiful cocker spaniel, Lucy, just a few days before Christmas due to complications from a paralysis tick.  She had been a loved member of our family for going on ten years, always a kind and gentle presence, and I found it a real struggle to find the energy to complete some of my paintings over this timeframe.  I wanted to take this moment in my diary to acknowledge our beautiful Lucy and so am including a painting our daughter, Nyomi, did of Lucy several years ago.  We will always remember Lucy and the way her whole body would sway when she was wagging her tail.

Lucy by Nyomi

Lucy by Nyomi