It's crunch time in the studio! Now that Thanksgiving is over, its time to get pen and ink commissions started and finished. I have a few left to do before Christmas, Then I will start on some that are not Christmas gift commissions. So, I will be working on pen and ink drawings for a while. This one is the latest that I can show. It was a birthday gift commission and it has been delivered and given to the owner of the lake house. Although it has a lot of windows, it was fun to draw and the customer is happy! I haven't had much time to work with clay, but I hope to be able to do that over Christmas break.
Only 2 more days of work until Thanksgiving break! I am so ready! It has been one of those weeks! I'm looking forward to spending time with family and having our traditional family Thanksgiving dinner. After Thanksgiving my daughter will be here to help put up the Christmas tree. She loves to decorate for Christmas and has already decorated her tree. She sent this photo of an ornament that I made for her. She is a big Razorback fan, so she would probably decorate her whole tree with Razorback decorations, if she had enough! Guess I need to work on some different ideas for next year.
I have spent some time this week working on another pen and ink commission after finishing the last one. I won't be able to share the current pen and ink until after Christmas. So I will just share some of the house ornaments that I have made recently, some of which are for sale in my Etsy shop. Sooo...if you need a new handmade ornament for your Christmas tree, feel free to check out my Etsy shop.
...to be stressed...for me that is. I really do love the Fall season and the Holidays from Thanksgiving to Christmas. But it really has become a stressful time for me. The pressure to do so much in so little time sucks some of the joy out of the season. I'm thinking that one of my top goals for 2012 will be to eliminate the extra stress from my life. I know its early to be thinking about the new year, but some things will have to go. I'm really hoping that 2012 will be better for everyone.
Relax and enjoy life will be at the top of my list. Creating art and spending time with family and friends is more important than filling out useless paperwork. Right?
So I wanted to share my latest whimsical paintings. I love the fun and whimsical art, because it makes me smile.