Acrylic/Mixed Media on canvas including fabric, paper, wax pastels, ephemera...Mary Oliver once shared, “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”Today I am reminded. In all of the darkness of 2020, there are gifts. For me, it has been in the slowing down to the rhythms of nature. The healing of my garden. The nourishment of time with my loved ones—albeit it masked & socially distant.And, 2020 has also brought me an appreciation: Of my resilience. My strong desire to bring light to others. My deep commitment to speak up against injustice & be an agent of change.I am ready to leap into the hope of all the newness that 2021 brings while bringing these unexpected gifts with me. As we march forward with the experience of having survived challenges beyond imagination, I wish you good health, peace & the promise of change.