I am embarking upon a new project, "Whidbey Animal Stars." I love painting animals and have committed to doing 12 animal portraits for a 2014 calendar. I am soliciting local animal model nominations from Whidbey animal lovers/owners. To show them what I'm made of, yesterday I painted, "Shelton," a steer in Shelton, Washington whom I photographed earlier this year. I think he's quite compelling. In fact, I'm in love with him. Cool dude. I'm inviting Whidbey residents to come to our Studio 106 opening in Langley on 1/5/13, from 5 til 8 to meet me, Shelton, and nominate their animal photos. I hope local newspapers may take on this feel good story, because we all love our animals!!! I think it's a ton of fun project.