New Year, New Dreams!

100_2935We made it through the holidays!!!! (and only seven pounds heavier!)…I hope you made it through the holly-daze gauntlet too (without the seven pounds part!) Great fun but whoooooosh…now I need a vacation! So, howza ’bout a little creative FUN and frolic with other cool women at The Creative Cottage!!–check out my January classes by clicking on the Cottage Classes button in the ledger above and come join us for a great new year that celebrates creativity, friendship, and FUN!!!!

Meanwhile, my Sweetheart and I really enjoyed going out to one of Tucson’s treasures today in this beautiful, balmy weather–the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is such a fantastic place to celebrate our beautiful winter desert ( and if you can get there by January 5th please go check out the amazing art work of Sheridan Oman in the  Ironwood Art Gallery (Open daily 10 to 4). Oman Desert MuseumHe was such an artistic enigma–as “staff artist” at the Desert Museum in the early ’60’s, Oman created hundreds of sketches and studies of the diverse animal and plant life of the desert. With touching detail and evocative insight, Oman’s work seems to reach out to touch the hearts of all who experience it. The show is beautifully presented and the sheer volume of his work is impressive and inspiring. His “feel” for the animals is palpable. The show is subtitled “The Art Of A Desert Recluse” and the story of his life is the stuff of novels…he mysteriously vanished from his home in Tucson after the suspicious death of his wife…but the art is utterly exquisite and sooo worth making a special trip out to see! Oman BobcatWe heard accents from all over the world at the Desert Museum today100_2943–tourists from Holland, France, Germany, India, and Africa—and the snowbirds were there in droves (what’s not to like about temperatures in the high 60’s when “back home” snow and ice and electrical outages abound!)…the Raptor Free Flight Show never fails to make us oooo & aaaaa, and today the new mountain lion came out to stretch and bask in the sun just for us. What a remarkable place we live in–what a beautiful and special time of year in the desert!

Desert Museum TortGo on out and enjoy it–and THEN sign up for oodles of Cottage Classes and come play and create in the new year with your friend Kait, Mistress of Merriment!

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