Jumpin' January! January 23 2014

                I love the Christmas season, with all its happy hustle! Then, when all the glitter of the holidays is finally returned to storage, I can be on to something new. I always look forward to January, because it signals my time for creativity. With the new year comes what I call my "charity challenges".

 There is always a list of volunteer opportunities for artists. I guess, I feel that I was given the gift of being an artist, so I should share that gift with others. The bad news about retirement is that there is little cash to be given when on a fixed income.The good news is there is additional time to do something that will bring in that cash for a cause. On my list of to-dos this year is a logo design for a wonderful new children's wellness program in the ASD, the brainchild of one of the Athletic directors at UAA. Then there's a cachet design for the Philatelic folks here in Anchorage. (Stamp collectors- for those who aren't up on fancy names). I'm also again involved in the transformed treasures project with the Salvation Army, the art auction for KAKM , and a redesigning of a couple of toys for the American Diabetes Assoc's big Gala silent auction. I'll be writing More about these fun projects as they are completed.

On the website, I will be adding some of my originals for sale, so please check in often and see what's up.