Starting a new year is always so exciting! It's fun to look back at what you've accomplished over the past year... and start making plans for the new one!  Here's a look back at my 2011... what a year of new experiences, artistic growth, meeting artists, and of course endless inspiration.

This was the year of the pennies! I completed my penny floor, and even ended up on the front page of the Home & Garden Section of the Portland Press Herald.

One of my mosaics went off to London, to be added to the London Hospital Trust Collection, and was then included in a book created by Karla Duterloo. 

I started working with some new galleries this year.... Maine Art Gallery in Kennebunkport, ME, and also L'Attitude Gallery on Newbury Street, Boson Massachusetts. Through L'Attitude Gallery, I was commissioned to do an installation at Boston Children's Hospital.... this tree:

Then, at the same time, I was working on a large mural for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, here in Portland Maine.

I organized a collaboration mosaic, featuring all artwork by the Piece Makers mosaic group! This very cool surfboard will be auctioned off in the Spring, and will be installed in an outdoor, public area in Portsmouth New Hampshire.

... and of course, there were lots of mosaic in between all of that, these two being a few of my favorite creations from this year:

...and moving to a new home, family life, balancing work & family, friends, and lots of love and laughter.  :) It was a wonderful year. I'm eager to move forward & see all that 2012 will bring!