This design is actually a few years old but this weekend I decided to touch it up while adding it to the collection. I’m still adjusting back to my normal routine. Still healing. Working on some wall art and greeting cards has been a very welcome stress relief. Hope you all enjoy this re-addition to my folder. Much more planned for the upcoming season. There’s some sales and things going on with some of my print designs as well. More details soon.
[To all those in the path of hurricane Florence, please be safe.]
Though I’m fond of the act of mapping out the road ahead, and trying to see a bit into the future.
There were a good number of designs I had ready last week before our power here cut out during a very nasty storm. I canned more than half of them.
That is unlike me since I try to improve my mistakes before tossing something. Though lately, my heart has been considerably taken out of things. My personal life has been spilling over into my work life in ways that are beyond my control.
My health is still an ongoing, unpredictable issue.
None of that stops things here. I still have a growing business to run and a shrinking community to amuse. Despite that, the people that have always been loyal to me continue to do so. I am amazed by them. A lot of them are artists too, in some form or another, and they have their own set of trials and tribulations to go through yet they still find time to support me—to support us. This is a family business after all.
I plan on introducing you to a new staff before the end of this year, but plans are just that—plans.
One thing I’ve learned in life is anything can change in a matter of seconds. Some things are just beyond our control.
In the face of it all, I will never stop fighting.
Over the weekend I got to speak with some close friends and plan future events. This wall art/greetings hybrid was a request. If you’ve been reading my writing lately, or follow CardCastles on social media, you probably know some of its inspirations.
April has flown by so fast not everything we had planned squeezed all into it. Despite that, so much is going on behind the scenes, if I could just stay alive & sane as long as it’s all unfolding I’m going to be bringing you so many strange and wonderful new things this year.
As always, thank you for taking this magical balloon ride with me. Whatever it is. We’ll just have to wait and see, won’t we?
Have you got any art projects planned? What have you been up to?