It’s been so busy this year! No excuse I know for not keeping in touch. Sometimes its a choice between Blogging or creating art. The life of an artist. What to do.
Let me break into my newest news. Earlier this year I asked the universe to open my life up. To let my mind be open to all possibilities. I didn’t know what I was asking for, or where it all would lead to, but the universe delivered. It delivered more then I ever expected. With that let me introduce to you Woolhouse’s power house Nicola. We have partnered up to deliver art and wool. Yep. Two of my favorite things in the WORLD. Okay focus, focus…
I have been in Germany for the last week helping my friend and partner open up her distribution warehouse. This will be the distribution center for West York Shire Spinners, King Cole and Wendy and Peter Pan wool. (Just click on the Woolhouse link to view some of the fantastic wools) This partnership not only provides wool to the world (world wide shipping) but also all the art, that those who love anything to do with the love of wool, yarn, felt, would need. My art work will be sold world wide. For example, calendars, journals, post cards, prints, you name it. So if you’re a died in the wool hard core customer or wool vendor then this one shop power house,is the place to stock up your store or your stash.
We are having a “give-a-way” to celebrate. We are giving away one of my origional images to one lucky winner along with a surprise box filled with postcards and other related prizes to the Wooolhouse Wool Distribution center located in Germany. For a peek at the prize image go to Woolhouse and click on like and comment to be entered. For an extra entry sign up for my news letter here and click on like at my Facebook page.
Look for more giveaways with wool and art. Also if you knit, crochet, or even quilt, and want something unique to that artisan field just keep in touch. Subscribe to my news letter and follow my blog.
I have not blogged since I upgraded to my new website. That is the way it goes sometimes. I have to make choices as to what to put my energy towards. Doing that makes me rusty when it comes to blogging. Also I struggle with this, “how is what I do interesting”. I just can’t wrap my head around that people can and are genuinely interested in what my process is. How can me coming up here to my studio and painting and sketching every day be of interest to any one. I am open to sharing. I am open to hearing what you, as my audience, would be interested in. So do please feel free to interact and start a conversation. Ask me a question.
I want to be perfectly honest here and just let you guys know my ups and downs. My highs and lows. Not everything is sunshine and skittles in an artist world. There are wonderful things that do happen and then there are days when nothing happens. I think you have to be responsible in making your own sunshine when you can. That will carry you through those dark days when you can’t. Like the little “Ant and Grasshopper” in the “Mother West Wind” stories. For your downloadable free copy you can click on the link and enjoy it as well. I find that children stories can be fantastic for adults as well as children. It’s a simple way to just chill, enjoy fantastic art, and gain a little wisdom as well. Next time you’re in the book store take your coffee or tea over to the children’s section and just chill. Perhaps find that inner child and nourish them.
Lets jump right into the sunshine that I am currently working on right now. I don’t want to give too much away because I am working for a client that turned into a friend that turned into a partner. You know those types of people who when you meet them, anything is possible. They see the world as you do and inspire you. Well that is Nicola. It’s like we grew up together. Went on adventures together. So without giving too much away, we are bringing that world to others. In other words we are sharing our sunshine to inspire and create happiness in the world with this project. What to expect? There will be places to visit, recipes, trips to plan, places to create……. Oh and color!! That is just to name a few of the creative outlets that we will offer.
I want to invite you to join me here on my blog for news about this project and other projects. I will also keep you up on appearances and daily workings in my studio. You can also sign up for my news letter as well, and be told of pre-orders of projects and new book illustrations, greeting cards, signed originals, etc.
My first appearance will be in Bad Oeyhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany So sign up and keep in the look as to dates and times. Did I mention some signed prints? Yes! Did I mention a signed original? Yes, a drawing will be held.