It's coffee and artwork every morning. Except yesterday when I woke up with the kids stomach bug! Even then though, I found myself back at the table come afternoon when I had a lull in between the throwing up - painting away. Working until I didn't feel well again just proved to myself how I can't even go a day without lifting a paintbrush (even if just for a short amount of time).
So many good artistic endeavors are happening, it feels good to be taken seriously... not only by the public, but also by myself. I think perhaps they go hand in hand. So your probably wondering why the lack of sharing of new artwork... well I'll tell you! I'm working on a new children's book! I was hired by a local lady who wrote a cute tale and needed an illustrator. One person talked to another who led her to me, and well everything happens for a reason! That's my belief in everything, and I have been busily creating her book for her. We are only into the first few pages and it's really looking beautiful!
Not only am I working on the above mentioned book, but I will soon be working on several pieces using just 3 colors... for Somerset Studio's series called "With one Palette"!! I couldn't be more excited!! If that weren't cool enough or flattering enough, I received the proof for the article that will be in the upcoming Cloth Paper Scissors May/June issue featuring a step out guide on how to create one of my wooden egg owls! (eek!) This dream of mine, it's unfolding... unfolding because I am going out and catching in my net like a skilled butterfly collector! I encourage those of you who have dreams too, to take life by the throat! Anything is possible, you are capable of it all!
Someone... ahem... likes all the devoted time I am spending in one place...
I am not appreciating the cat hairs in my pallette... but it is nice so nice to be snuggled and kept company!