I am retiring from the University of Texas as of September 30 2010. I will take the month of October off then return to work at the same place, doing the same job 19 hours a week. My plan is to get up at roughly the same time, 5:00 am, have my contemplative time then work around the house for a couple of hours and then paint for several hours. Around 11:30am get cleaned, up eat lunch and head off to work from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
I am really excited to be able to paint every day for several hours. I currently get about 3 hours per week of painting and finish around 10 paintings a year. I should be able to get five times as many paintings done in a year, painting every day. And I think the work will be better and I will gain some momentum. This is the realization of a dream and I am very grateful for the HRC's willingness to let me come back and work part time.
I am having a big retirement party and 50% off art sale on September 18 at 6:30 at our little place in the country. Everybody is invited. If you don't know how to get there shoot me an email.