Wow! Here we are in 2023! How did that happen? Does anyone else feel like last year flew by with alarming speed? I felt like I started the year behind and was trying to catch up for the rest of it! Am I the only one? 2022 was a very full year in our house. In late February, we added not one but two Mini Bernedoodle puppies to our house. Let me tell you, potty training two at once in the winter is no joke! Everything else fell by the wayside for the first few months as we worked on training with them. Two days after we brought the puppies home, we suddenly suffered the loss of my step father. With all of that, creating art was put aside for a bit and I really had to scramble to get pieces ready for my first solo exhibit as well as another art show in November. I did have a break in mid November when I decided I wanted to try my hand at doing a pastel pet portrait of one of my dogs just for fun. After posting it on Instagram and Facebook, I had a number of people reach out to have pieces commissioned. What started as something just for fun has turned into a real thing. I have even added a page on my website dedicated to Pet Portraits. After that we had Christmas and New Year’s and now, here we are. I feel like this year is off to a much better start and I'm excitied to see what God has in store! I’ve spent the week updating my website and planning my year and let me just say, there are some exciting things coming this year so stay tuned! One of the things I would like to do in a future edition of my newsletter is perhaps do an art project for beginners that you can try at home. What kind of project or subject matter would you like to see? Let me know in the comments! As a thank you for joining my mailing list and coming with me on this artistic journey, I would like to offer you a one time 20% discount to use on my website. Just use the code News20.
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Artist, wife, dog and cat mom, ballroom dancer, Jesus lover