It has been a very long time since I have posted! In the time that I have been away,we were doing quite a lot. One of the biggest changes for our family was that my eldest son decide he wanted to home school for 10th grade. It worked out well and he really enjoyed the autonomy of setting his schedule and choosing what he wanted to study. I will post more about homeschooling and his courses later. He decided to return to high school for this year because the State of Ohio was providing funding for enrolled students to take classes at any public college for free and to have those credits count both towards high school and college. The program is called College Credit Plus. Also many local public colleges required an accredited high school diploma or GED in order to enroll, (until the rules changed in July of 2015), so returning to public school and taking mostly college classes made sense.
My artwork has been going through some changes as well. I started working with pastels a few years ago and finally got up the courage to enter an exhibition, The two paintings below were selected to be part of the Ohio Pastel Artists League exhibit at the Butler Institute of American Art at Youngstown State University.