Above is my first pencil sketch for the year (also posted on the Sketchbook Challenge flickr page) - sweet Hana posed for me - and then I just had to do a quick watercolor sketch of her also.
I exceeded (another E) my 2012 Goodreads goal of 100 books - I read 103 but this year I want to paint more and read less so my goal is 80 books. I have also joined the http://warthroughthegenerations.wordpress.com/ book challenge and plan to read 4 - 10 books that are related to the American Revolution, some fiction and some nonfiction.
I don't think that I mentioned that a friend loaned me season two of Vera, a British mystery series - I loved it! The series are based on books by Ann Cleeves and are only available in the UK but another friend of mine who used to own a mystery bookstore has three of the books and mailed them to me. I am so excited and can hardly wait to begin reading them. I will return the books to my friend in April when Dan and I go up for a short fun trip to Jacksonville (where we lived for 10 years). Dan is going to play golf while my friend and I discuss the books at PF Chang's - fun fun fun!
And by the way, my main Christmas present was a Kindle Fire HD - yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! I love it! I also received lots of dark chocolate, some pastels, a giftcard to Starbucks, and I will be receiving the second season of Game of Thrones when it comes out in February - I am such a lucky girl and so very thankful! And I won a Basic Grey kit from Paperissues - thank you Cassie!
Hope your day and year are filled with joy, and thanks for stopping by. I have a pork butt roast in the crock pot with sauerkraut, and I made some Texas caviar with black eyed peas so not only will we have a delicious meal but we will be stoking up the luck for the new year with every bite!