Thursday, December 20, 2007

Merry Christmas

10x12 Coloured Pencil

Posted the last of my Christmas commissions off this morning so can now take a deep breath and relax. Not sure if relax is the right word I should be using just now, especially as there's still Christmas shopping and loads of wrapping to do ........ oh well!

It's been a busy year for me commission wise, I'm pleased to say, and I've had the pleasure of drawing some really beautiful dogs along the way. Some of my drawings have gone as far as Singapore, Spain and America which is great. I've also had some wonderful feedback from both my customers and those who've come across my work and taken the time to email me and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support, it means a lot to me.

Commissioned work aside, I have to admit to being disappointed with the achievements made in my own work in that I simply didn't get enough done and failed to meet the goals I had set myself earlier in the year. I would have liked to have done a lot more with my work but, as is always the case with me, there just were not enough hours in the day.

These plans and goals still stand however, and I'm determined to see them through in the coming year. There are so many things I want to do - and try! But, first things first as they say and for me that is getting everything organised for Christmas and making sure it comes and goes as peacefully as possible.

Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Getting there .....

Slowly but surely. I'm starting to feel organised again after getting so far behind with everything in November. Emails have been dealt with, paperwork is up to date, assessments have been sent, my website's updated, Christmas cards have been written (so pleased with this one after last year) and I'm getting there with my commissions - only two left to finish before Christmas. AND I've done the majority of my Christmas shopping - would you believe that after 8 hours shopping last week I still have more to do!!

So what have I been working on? This is my latest commission, two Border Collies called Bill (black and tan) and Ixannaq (Ixy for short). I just love Ixy's nose! Strange, I know.