I can’t decide if this is finished, so I thought I’d throw it up here for some added perspective.
As Promised, my first experiment with pastels. I am having so much fun with these.
I will be showing some work at Artwauk in downtown Waukegan tomorrow (Saturday) evening with the Waukegan Park District. Look for us at 115 N. Genesee!
WordPress sent me a graph of my posting habits for the year:
That fizzle at the end? Also a graphic representation of the napping habits of the local native toddler. So as always, just when I think I have a momentum going the dynamic struggle among inspiration, motivation, time, and creative energy stops me again. So in the spirit of finding a new way to work, again, I am experimenting with a new medium. Which breathes new life into my work through a sense of adventure and experimentation.
First successful experiment to follow shortly.
A few months back I donated a custom portrait to an auction, and now that Christmas is over I can finally share the project. The winner asked me to do a portrait of her recently deceased father to give as a Christmas present to her mother. I was so honored to be part of such a special Christmas gift, and am sharing the drawing here with the purchaser’s permission.
2011 was an excellent year in art for me. I participated in two group shows and a street festival and started putting new pieces on the blog on a consistent basis. I sold work some work, gave some away, and all in all have more pieces being seen and making an impact than when the year began. My goal for 2012 is to find more time to create, and to find more ways to get my work into other peoples’ lives.
Happy New Year and thank you to everyone who has taken the time to look.