Whilst most of my friends and family began to relax for Christmas from the 20th onwards, I was at my most busy, completing commissions until 6.30pm on Christmas Eve. Needless to say, I didn’t touch a pencil or brush again until Boxing Day – my hands were in dire need of a rest!
Below are the commissions I completed over the last 2 weeks of the Christmas rush. Sadly, I cannot say I am pleased with all of them as time, pressure and a mental block for ideas made the process less fun than it usually is. However, all of my clients were happy, so that counts for something I guess!
I will be resuming my word art pieces after New Years Day, using the time before it to start some canvas and wood paintings. It feels like an age since I last did some ‘proper’ painting, as I would call it, and am currently working on a piece for a baby present for a friends, a new flower painting and finishing up the skull watercolour and ink piece I started MONTHS ago!
I feel like 2016 will be my year for my art. I have lots of ideas, the space to complete works unlike earlier this year and the drive. I will be working on pieces until June, after which (once some space has been made on my credit card!) I will be enrolling on a one year illustration intro course, to see how I fare, and if it works out, will look to starting an online degree in illustration. I want to be on track for my dream career before I’m 30 and, as I turn 29 in 2 months time, I need to begin before Christmas 2016 is on us!
So, I wish all my fellow artists and followers of my blog a Happy anew Year and vow to have something to show you on a weekly basis – even if it’s a work in progress.
Keep being creative!