Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 Newsletter

Dear Family and Friends,

This was a big year for us! In the first week of January, we put everything we owned into a little trailer and drove across the country to Massachusetts. It was a scary trip because we didn’t have jobs lined up or a place to live, and we were driving in the middle of a snow storm, but once we arrived in Boston things started working out for us and we have loved our new home.

Michael quickly got a job in the editorial department at a company in Waltham called UpToDate, which publishes bedside medical information for physicians. He loves what he does and the people he works with.

Daniel has been working on projects to start his career in fine art. He taught a class with the Pine Street Inn art program, which reaches out to men and women who have lost their homes. Some of the class art was displayed during the South End open studios, and Daniel has also had work on display in other shows around Massachusetts.  He has also been working on a book.

On June 27, 2010, we were married in Sandwich, MA. We had a small, intimate ceremony in a garden at the Dan’l Webster Inn, and we were happy to celebrate with our families and close friends. After the wedding we spent a week honeymooning in Cape Cod.

This fall Daniel was accepted for a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. He spent four weeks in seclusion and was able to create more than 100 new works of art. He is applying for graduate school with his new portfolio and will start working on his master’s degree next year.

Most recently we moved in to a new apartment in West Newton. It is much closer to Michael’s work, which we both appreciate. We are feeling at home in Newton and look forward to the coming year.

Best Wishes on the New Year to all of you! Love,

Michael and Daniel