Hi friends & fans! I couldn't be more grateful for a long holiday break, how about it? I wanted to touch base with all my readers, because, well - I have struggled a bit this year with my painting. Between moving from Colorado to Virginia and starting a small business...to making new friends and visiting my family in Pennsylvania - I haven't really gotten a chance to catch my "groove" so to speak. Finally, finally - after months of this "painter's block" - I finally feel free and spirited to begin my paintings again!
The majority of my artwork this year has been custom portraits, which I am so happy to do! I love the response I get from my clients; and paintings have been back-to-back for me! This is exactly what any artist could dream of! I want to THANK each and every one of my custom painting patrons for their superb support to the arts. I couldn't do it without you! <3
Another lovely part of my year was participating in the Cat Care Society's Tails of the Painted Cats this year. Wow, was that an experience! Painting on a 3D cat sculpture was challenging for me, but I pulled through - please check out all of the amazing work done by other local Colorado artists for the event. The raised funds of course went to help all the lovely kitties of the shelter.
Plans for the next year for me - I am getting back into the "show" world - I took a break this year so that I could focus on my small business venture, but I am SO excited to get my kitty art back into the world again. I can't believe it has been 14 years since I started painting kitties - all as a hobby, but has led me down so many exciting roads.
Until the next update, stay warm friends - enjoy your holidays! >^..^<