After many frustrating hours last year unsuccessfully trying to add new features to my Cool Aunt Designs web I gave up. This year I starting again and discovered that between my hosting site and my Domain Registrar I did not have the ability to do what I was trying to do. I needed an easier way so I scrapped it all! I started over using new Hosting platform that had built in relationships with other services I wanted to use.
My domain is still coolauntdesigns.com, please take a look. My schedule for 2018 is also available and will be updated when Shows and Exhibitions are confirmed.
Sometimes you just need a fresh start. So happy I changed.
Last year I started offering Limited Edition prints of some of painting and this year they are available for purchase from my Website.
2017 was a very interesting and busy for me both with cool aunt designs and also in my personal life. I stopped creating jewelry 2 years ago due to issues with my hands. They have improve a little but not as much as I would like. I am working with my Doctor to determine what can be done. This has allowed me to go back to my painting, which I have been trying to find more time for over the last 15 years.
In 2017 I was thrilled to win 2 different Awards with my paintings. One was a best-in-show for two dimensional Art Award and the other was first place in a jury competition. it always makes you feel good and validated that you're not just this crazy artist but that your creations also speak to others.
So here's to 2018. I leave you with the following thought;
"I believe that every single one of us, celebrity or not, has a responsibility to get involved in trying to make a difference in the world. Our generation faces many challenges, some of which were passed on to us by the past generations, but it's up to us to find solutions today so that we don't keep passing our problems on." ~ Shakira