Firstly, in 9 days, I am off to Italy with my wonderful mother. We are spending 3 days in each: Rome, Florence and Venice. I am very excited. My cameras are all charged up, my memory cards wiped clean and my Italian is weak at best. Many images and paintings to follow.

Secondly, I am moving from Burlington, Ontario to Toronto. It's time to try living in a big city. In Toronto, there is always something going on with art galleries, exhibitions, performances and festivals. I think it's going to be great. My living space will shrink from a four bedroom house to a one bedroom apartment... but I'm doing it!