Happy Holidays and some history!
It’s been an eventful year!
This has been my first full year working my fine art career with earnest. Most of my artistic career was spent in the commercial arena – I started out as a photography assistant and worked many years as a teacher, freelancer photographer and a stringer for the local newspaper. When I got married and wanted less weekend work I moved into the graphic design world. After about 10 years in that field I needed a break. Being creative on demand can be pretty exhausting. Exhilarating, exciting, fun, and… exhausting. It’s business, not hobby. I loved it. But after a long time working this way, I needed a break and I needed a change.
Now I’m focusing on my fine art. I went to art school, and throughout my life I have shown some and always did art. But, last year I moved this into the forefront of my life. It’s really important to me and I’m not going to look back when I’m 90 and say I wished I would have done this.
This past year was a mish-mash of “stuff”. Really just getting my feet wet, focusing and learning.
Next year, I will step it up again. Lots of goals to work on! Lots of fun. Lots of excitement!
**(the guy above is from my holiday card this year! If you didn’t get one yet, please, email me with your address to sign up for my snail-mail list and I will pop one in the mail to you!)