Hello again and Happy March!
The first part of last month was all about family. My husband and I took a couple of weeks off to spend with my stepdaughter who visited us from Japan. It is always wonderful to see her. She has the best personality around. It is always so very hard to say "Jiya Mata" (very informal Japanese "See you later") when it's time for her to go back to Japan.
While she was here my husband planned visits to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. I've been to Washington many times, and every time I go I have a great time. D.C. is a really great place to visit, with tons of museums and points of interest and a pretty good public transit system. For the first time ever we went to the Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center, an annex of Smithsonian's Sea, Air, Space Museum, which was huge and filled with lots of amazing planes and spacecraft. We were there pretty much an entire day. We also visited the National Museum of Women in the Arts. What a great museum! I will definitely go back when I visit D.C. again, because we got there a bit close to closing time and I couldn't linger too long on some of the work, which includes paintings by Amy Sherald.
Next was Philly, and while I had visited there a long time ago, I didn't really remember much other than seeing the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and eating at Bookbinders and even that was a bit fuzzy. I'm happy to report that Philly is a great town with great people who are very kind and helpful. It is "The City of Brotherly Love" after all. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is of course, a must-see for anyone interested in art. There is SO MUCH THERE and it is all organized so well, a very easy museum to get through on a weekday even with tons of school visits going on around you. That's not the only art museum there, though, and since we didn't really have time to see the other museums, I hope to get back there sooner rather than later.
Once we returned from our trips, I admit it was hard to get back into the swing of things work-wise, especially after my stepdaughter left to go back to Japan, but sometimes the cure for that after allowing yourself a day to feel blue is to make yourself work. I have some new pieces up on Redbubble and some other new pieces that have been added to the illustration page. Additionally, I've been working on a new children's picture book idea, an idea for a new app, creating new illustrations not yet on the portfolio page, learning new tricks when it comes to posting process videos on Instagram (make this easier, please, Instagram), adding a page for video on Youtube and coding a visual design project. I hope to be able to share more of that with you next month.
Well, that's it for now! Catch you next month!