This is my first newsletter on the new site, so I hope all my friends will find it OK. The address is still cvalin.com and in future, all my newsletters will be over here. There won't be a special image, but then all my paintings will be on the album "recent paintings". As for my photos, I will regularly put on my latest images. At present, I have only put in some of my earlier ones, as I haven't had the time to put in any more. But I will do whenever I find the time.

I welcome all my new friends on Ipernity and I hope we will enjoy the contact with each other and exchange of ideas. This will be a living site, which is what I will enjoy working on, as I will be controlling it myself.

As I am coming to the end of my health problems, I will have more time to paint. This means so much to me and I will spend a lot of time preparing for my next exhibition which will be in May or June of next year. This exhibition will be held in the garden of "Val Rahmeh" in Menton and everyone is welcome to visit and maybe meet up with me. I'm looking forward to that so much.

Let me wish you all my friends, a Very Happy Christmas and all you wish for in the New Year.