a colorful year

The year is winding down…can you feel it? A definite feel in the air, seasons changing, leaves falling rapidly, quick rainstorms come in with thunder…and there is a change. I can feel it in more ways than one. I look back on the year, and see how far I’ve come in many ways…new opportunities to sell my art, connections with other artists have had a deep effect on me, as well as workshops that infuse me with energy to create with more confidence, to try things in my art…to not be afraid of change.

As the year ends, I am even more enamored with drawing and painting faces, more than ever before. I’m trying more sketchiness, more color, unexpected little changes, wispy designs, and words…all these are flowing in and out of my work, while I get a feel for what I want to pursue. I have a feeling 2010 will be a year of more portrait art, more collage, more sketching, a lot more photography…which brings more digital art. I have a feeling I will be creating less jewelry, and I will try to stretch myself to create L A R G E R. I have canvases in the art room, begging to be splashed with paint…and that’s what I’m going to do.

My Etsy shop did pretty well this year, and I have enjoyed creating art for others to enjoy. I’ve even done some custom work for others, which makes me feel very good. Art is such a personal thing, but when others enjoy it, it brings me joy. And seeing my work in the homes of friends, family, and customers…just makes me smile.

I’ll be taking off most of December, for some rest and relaxtion…and rejuvenation…so, the last day the Etsy shop will be open this year, is December 1st. But it will reopen in January, and hopefully bursting with new creations…and don’t be surprised if you see a few changes.

True life is lived when tiny changes occur. ~Leo Tolstoy

See you next year!

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