Well, here I am, no resolutions, but lots of hopes for this year. LOTS of hopes. Lots of "please this", and "please may that happen". Please, please, please, please, please.
This year did get off to a wonderful start work-wise. Do you remember Evangeline, with her 'let's dance' apron? Well, before I managed to get her into my etsy shop, I got an e-mail from Becky, of company Dots and Spots asking if she could buy Evangeline!
Evangeline was despatched yesterday, and as I boxed her up I felt a little sad. I get quite attached to these characters I create. Still, she'll be living in a lovely new home. Anyone who has a company selling dots and spots galore, (you have to see all the goodies they sell here), is living in my kind of world, so of course I love their dots and spots. I did especially squeal with delight when I saw the spotty tape they sell.
And the other good news this new year, is another case of an e-mail before this painting "Dachshund Meets Bird" made it into my etsy shop. This has gone to Lynn in the States, and again, I was very, very excited when she said she wanted to buy this painting.
I don't think I'll ever stop getting over the surprise when I sell work. There's always a nagging voice of doubt as to whether I can sell my work. I'm not looking for compliments here...... I think a bit of self doubt is healthy for the ego don't you? A big inflated ego is a dangerous thing.
So this piece has been packed up, and is winging it's way to America, now, as I write this, strange to think of it.
I have been working on more papier mache and paintings over Christmas, so there will be something to show you in Friday's blog post.
This photo was taken in the children's play are of the Baltic, Newcastle. I found it the most exciting part of the art centre, apart from the beautiful wooden floors, and the church like feel to the gallery spaces.
I'd better be off then, ta-ra for now, and see you on Friday. Love Vanessa xxx