There is a magical place called Ponca City, Oklahoma where I was born and went last week to visit my auntie for her 100th birthday. As a child, she had a pet pig that followed her around; and they carried on conversations together. So as we brought in the birthday cake and she blew out the candles, all of a sudden someone said here comes a pig., and there he was all 175 pounds of a gorgeous, black pig named Emmett. By the way, he was potty trained, and he wore a T-shirt that said happy birthday. You might be asking yourself what does this have to do with Art— every special event in our lives can come alive through our art. So I am inspired to write a children’s book about Emment. This newsletter also Tells you how you can keep up with Carol because I’m going to be sharing cute moments, fun activities and opportunities for you to win free stuff and all that jazz!!! So today here is your reward if you are the one of the first 10 people to sign up to receive my newsletter you will receive— wait for it— a free 8 x 10 print of one of my most famous paintings. It is the one that took second place in the Fall Dixie Watercolor show and it’s called “Nesting” take a look at it on my webpage right here on Squarespace. Sign up and make my day. Hugs & keep on keeping on because I sure plan and hope to.