So…I decided in 2016 I would start by drawing every day…good discipline, improve my observational skills, blah blah, and I am proud to tell you that so far I haven’t done a single drawing!! So already I am carrying guilt about failing so abysmally! Why do we do it to ourselves?
Apart from that I have a good feeling about 2016. I am resolved to do some new stuff, broaden my horizons, take some risks.
Apart from not-drawing I have been fiddling around with making cards – it is fun and lightweight and provides me with bread and butter to finance the more serious stuff. Looking in my accounts for last year I find that I sold as much in cards as I did in paintings and the cards have minimal outlay compared to framing and materials costs. A bit of an eyeopener! So I have just put together a new range of potato prints of birds which I think are quite cute – I have certainly had fun making them so now I must take them round a few outlets and see if I can widen my reach.
Last year I also started teaching and found, much to my surprise, that I really enjoyed it. I gave lino printing workshops for small groups, and on an individual basis and people produced some great work. I will get together a specific post and put some pics of their work once I have checked my students are happy for me to do so.
Meantime, Happy New Year to all. Let’s make it a good one!