I love it when I get into my little conversations with God. I ask what's next and he puts me in place to meet the right people. It's not about coincidences (don't believe in them) and it's not about the secret of positive thinking ( sorry famous book author, but He invented that first). It's about prayer and about relationship. The day I lost my job, both kids said to me, I think God is trying to tell you something. And yes, He has hit me on the side of the head with a few events that seem to be saying you are not supposed to be doing that, you are an artist!!! So it began. Everyday I thank God for the gifts, the talents and the blessings. Some days, sometimes in dispair and sometimes not, I pray what is next in this little creative endeavor of mine. One day He brought me Paulette, who without her, I would not have had the wonderful experience of teaching a class without being connected to a store. I also would not have brought out my watercolors of 30 years to play with. He brought me to Lisa, who brought me to Chateau de Fleurs and Glitterfest, which not only made me money but brought me to many others that will help me on this creative journey of mine. Seriously, I asked just days ago, whats next and to please put the right people in front of me. And guess what? he brings me to Elena! She emails me a couple of weeks ago. Just the standard email asking me a question on technique. She saw my work in Somerset Studio and wanted to try it. I answer her question and jokingly tell her she can learn more in my upcoming book. She responds that she already ordered it! So she is the first person that I know of that preordered it. That to me is special! We continue emailinng back and forth because I am now endeared to the first person that has bought my book 7 months out! To make a long story short, she has invited me to her home in Key Largo to teach a class at a retreat she hosts for about 15 women. Would I ever have imagined this last year when I closed the door behind me on that job that I really didn't like anyway? No! I mean Key Largo! Me, art, teaching, Key Largo! Thank you God! Hmmm...I wonder what's next?