We have been friends since about 1998 or so. When they lived in Bastrop we saw each other very often and painted together quite a bit. We had a couple of shows together and even painted one pastel painting together and donated it to charity. We visit easily and also enjoy painting quietly together. We have laughed, cried, cussed and discussed, got into some mischief, helped each other, gone to workshops, and drank a few gallons of lattes.
Regina is an amazing professional artist, teacher and writer. She has a link to her book and poems on her website. Regina is a generous and caring person of friends and animals. She wrote a great blog on March 3 that may inspire you and give you moral support. Please have a read:
If you put Regina's name in the search box at the top left of my blog you will get some idea of our friendship. Here, I will do it for you: http://jocastilloartblog.blogspot.com/search?q=regina+burchett These photos will come up:
by Regina Burchett and Jo Castillo
Pastel on board with pumice, 16 x 20