It feels like I now have an amazing base, a beautiful new space to house not only my art but my heART and soul and all the amazingness I find and learn along the way and need to pass on just incase someone else needs it too. I've taken the big leap and added a beautiful SHOP to my website where those who love my work can easily browse and safely purchase. A bit scary but I'm so excited.
And... Yay!... I have teamed with redbubble.com to created a beautifully unique range of lifestyle products including canvas prints, gift cards, cushions, clothing and more.
So now I feel like there's nothing left to do but what I love most... paint and create. Then put it all out there for the world to see and let the universe do the rest. Wish me luck : )
Each painting I create goes through many layers and lives. I always try to remember to take loads of photos of it's progress so I now have a huuuge library of potential backgrounds.
Of course I also have photos of aaaall my paintings so I can digitally extract any of the flowers, leaves, stems, vases, etc. and use them for my prints.
Then I can mix and match backgrounds and flowers and vases and words and create something unique and original and amazing all over again. The possibilities are endless... it's so much fun.
Here's how this one came together....
Most importantly.... on the home front my eldest son Albie turned 18 and at the risk of boring you with my excessive proudness I just need to say what an absolutely amazing young man he is. I don't share much about my Alb.. being an introvert like me he doesn't like me to and I respect that. So I won't embarrass him here... much :) except to say well done Alb... you should be very very proud of yourself on so many levels. And thank you... for being my rock. And good luck... the world awaits. I feel I can confidently hand your life over to you now which is all any mum could ask for and I simply cannot wait to support your exciting career path and see what comes next... go for it Alb!
Love you with all my oh so proud mum heart xxx
I managed to scrape a few paintings in...
This one I did for a lovely student named Katie. I don't know Katie but a birdie told me she was holding a fundraising event for her Year10 Max Potential Project to raise awareness for Headspace... another cause that is close to my heart. So I offered to donate a painting and this is what emerged.
And I finished this one...
Well I think it's finished.
Not sure the lettering is working for me.
That's what I love about my art, the process, I get to keep going, keep experimenting, trying this and that until I end up with something I truly love.
A lot like life really. If we can just learn to relax and keep going, experiment and enjoy the journey things will always work out beautifully in the end :)
I'm so excited that spring is here, and as if to say "here I am" look what has magically bloomed around my lamp post in the front yard... sooooo amazingly beautiful... how lucky am I!!!
Have a beautiful spring time everyone :)