Well, the Slide feature was discontinued at the beginning of March 2012, and in my attempts to edit out the big blank spot that resulted, I somehow deleted the entire post. Since it was in large part a link to the previous year-end slide shows, which have also disappeared, it isn't terribly important. However, I do want to restate my thanks to the artists who allowed me to feature their work this past year. Although I have made the difficult decision to stop posting to this blog, it will remain accessible as long as Blogger exists.
I've rearranged the sidebar elements so the index is near the top. By clicking on an artist's name, you will go directly to that person's feature. Links to each artist's blog or website are included in their feature. You can also choose to see all posts with a particular subject matter (birds, landscapes, etc.) by clicking on the appropriate index entry.