Well, here we go. It's 2015 and I'm off to a third year of blogging about art, cooking, gardening and whatever else is going on. I've been away in December this year - such a crazy time that it felt overwhelming to be focused enough to blog.
But I'm back and I made a lot of fun presents and custom art work over the month - so here's a little sampling. First I had a day-long work retreat and spent the day listening and chatting - and doodling of course.
I've been experimenting with some new black and white pens which has been really fun.
Then I also experimented with some new gouache paints I bought myself after my art show success.
It's such a wonderful medium - water color like, but more opaque and a wonderful chalky surface to draw on top of...
Tucked in there was a custom painting for a customer's girlfriend for Christmas.
I was a little nervous as I'd never done a custom painting before - and it was supposed to look like another one that was already sold. But I think it came out really nicely, actually.
And last but not least - I did a bunch of small paintings to give away as Christmas gifts to family and friends. Lots of colors, no agenda, just fun.
And now I'm looking forward to cleaning up, getting things in order, and focusing my energy on new projects with clear vision. I'll keep you posted on what those will likely be as they're still forming in my mind...and more usefully, on paper.
In the meantime I wish you and yours a very happy New Year. May it be filled with blessings and joy and high fives of all types!!
Cheers! ~ Emily