I don't really know how to start this blog post. Spring time this year was a tough time and I found it hard to keep up with everything, and the blog went by the wayside. I decided to go ahead and catch everybody up with what I have been up to regarding mostly my art and some life stuff. I will try to keep it short.
First my freelance business was super busy during the spring that I found myself working day and night to keep up. I am so excited about this, and proud of myself for sticking it out. Here's to more busy and creative days to come.
I kept up with my daily drawings up until right at the end of February. Here are some of the full pages I was able to complete. The size of this sketch book is 5.5x8 inches, to give you a little reference on the size of each of the mini paintings.
As for my ceramics, I wasn't able to get as much completed because the business was keeping me so busy. I did finish these Lady Bud Vases for the Sexpot Show at Flametree Clay Gallery in Vero Beach. These were so much fun to make.
Here is the why spring time was so tough and such a sad time for me. My Mom passed away on her favorite holiday, St. Patrick's Day. This was a tough long road. She had an aneurysm that ruptured over 5 years ago and had been in a nursing home in a minimal state. It was so hard to see somebody who was so full of life, and lit up a room as soon as she walked in, not be able to talk or move. We had a wonderful little memorial at an irish bar with an irish singer playing. It would have been exactly the way she wanted it. She always told us to not mourn her death and to celebrate her life.
I thought I would share a fun picture that shows how my love of Halloween and all things scary started since I was a baby. My Mom decided to dress me up as a vampire because my eye teeth were the first to come in. I love this picture so much!
My Murphy dog was laying in the sun and I couldn't pass up taking a picture of him. He is starting to show his age (11 1/2 years old) by starting to relax more. He still acts like a puppy sometimes and will still run and play catch.