Our three children that were living with us in Dundee IL when we started now live in Phoenix AZ, Denver CO and Ft Worth TX. We sold our Dundee home in 2014 and replaced it with a townhome in Algonquin IL which we use June- September. In 2012 we purchased an industrial space in St Augustine that is our primary work location October- May.
We continue to do 30+ art festivals/year and have a vision of slowing down at some point but have not yet. We got our kids through college in the last ten years and now we work for our own future retirement which is still out there. We have done many shows now for 10 years or more, but each year we try to do 2-3 new shows we have never tried in cities or places we have never been. Most shows will have the two of us with the paintings and the prairie grass art next to each other, but every year there are a few shows where just one of us is invited to participate. Every show we do is juried and invitation only, we apply to roughly 100 shows/year, get invited to 50 and attend 30.