Been a while…welcome 2011!

Yes it has been a while, the best of intentions then life got the better of me.

My Aunt became very ill and was found to have cancer after a short but intense battle she died on 6th October 2010, it has been devastating for the family and we are still grieving.  She was an amazing, smart, funny, loving person who is very much missed.

So as the end of the year was pretty much of a write off, creatively I just could not get it together so just about managed to complete the journal project I am involved in.

I am now making up for lost time, that said the last 2 years I have been much more involved with my art than I have ever been. I plan to make it more so this year, I have a really bad habit of starting paintings and not finishing them. So first stop is to look at all this things I have started and try to finish them.

I have been very torn about my art, it seems the way to have some kind of figure generally a girl in artwork and I am trying to decide if I want to do that and if so to make mine different I see a lot of figures that look very samey…i guess I am just trying to find my style so that is my plan for January. I have had some good ideas – mostly the figures are in modernish dress so I am looking at size and design, it is really tough because without realising it you are influenced by what you see and I don’t want to copy….watch this space.

I am also very excited, I didn’t get to my parents for Christmas for a number of reasons so I am going this week on Thursday and we are having a late Christmas including dinner so I am very much looking forward to seeing them, my Dad will be better (he broke his arm in the ice and snow we had before Christmas) and we can celebrate me turning 40!

Well wishing you all a Happy New Year for 2011!