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Last year Carol Robinson presented my show “Making Room for the Muse” in her beautiful gallery in New Orleans on the corner of Magazine Street and Napoleon Avenue.  It was good to see so many of our old friends and to make some new ones.  Melissa and I went to our favorite restaurant, Liuzza’s, and I ate the best beans and rice that I’ve ever had in my life.  We discovered Surrey’s Juice Bar and enjoyed it so much we went there for breakfast three days in a row.  We always schedule the trip during Jazz Fest so we can throw our blanket on the grass, eat good food, listen to music, and visit with friends from all over.

I typically schedule an exhibit in New Orleans every three years but I’d really like to show more often.  Putting on a one-man-show is a lot of work but it’s really motivating for me to make a commitment and to focus on a goal.  It’s a great feeling when it all comes together with twenty new paintings displayed on the clean, crisp, white walls of an art gallery, surrounded by friends, and celebrating life.  Ain’t art grand?

On this, the first day of the year, I resolve to work towards a solo show in Boise in 2010.