What an amazing year!… so frustrating to not be able to do the things we’d like to do, like visit with people, go to shows, eat out at restaurants or browse through stores.
Luckily I was able to visit my Aunt Susie in Victoria, B.C., last March, just before airports were shut down and I would have been out of luck. Brother Jim and I had a wonderful visit with her and her family – she passed away of cancer 2 weeks later, still in her home at 93. Wonderful lady, always had great visits with her, a cribbage game or 2, and lots of chuckles!
My dog Piper passing away crushed me, I must say… just a huge pit in my stomach when I think of our many, many walks and how we bonded during her lifetime. We still have young Rocky, our Jack Russell, here and he is a marvel. But Piper was my pal, irreplaceable, and it hurts a lot.
Yet, I must say it was possibly my best year for sales, ever!… and I need to thank everyone who had any interest in my art or who abetted my journey at one time or another. This shocked me a bit, since my usual repertoire of trade shows were cancelled. My favourite, the One of a Kind Winter Show, will have to wait until next year, and I’ll keep my fingers crossed on that it will go on as planned. As for the rest, I may not participate in any outdoor show at all – I find weather to be a negative, as well as the winds and general hassle of renting a tent, etc. Plus the lighting not optimum.
So COVID-19 has brought clarity to me in many ways… tough, but surviving nicely – and I sincerely hope you are too.
So thank you for the amazing year – hope to see you all in the new year… be sure to follow me on Instagram!…. peter.colbert