Sorry to hear about the robbery, Barb. Glad no one was ultimately killed which is always a relief. But of cold comfort to the ordeal the hostage went through.
Sandra, very festive indeed.
Christine, help is already happening for those affected with supplies and clothing. A very strong and real sense of community arises whenever catastrophes like this happen which seems quite often if I think on it. Bushfires, droughts, floods, cyclones. It brings out the best (and worst too) in many. And many high profile celebs are already helping out with money. One comedienne has even raised seventeen million from her followers and others via social media!
On a side note, next door were burgled last night. Only certain items were taken so she told us when she came round to advise us of the situation and to warn us to keep our home secure always. From the description of what was taken, however, it sounds like the robbers knew the family real well because they only targeted specific items.
With the exchange over, I am beginning or working on new art projects. A few I've mentioned like my bird cards and the ATC masters. But now I'm starting on larger works. I will still continue with miniatures because this place holds a special place in my affection but it's time to start making a living from this. Will post a link to one of my blogsites where I will display the type of artworks I'll be working on this year. Cheers.