|Posted on 9 December, 2019 at 8:40|
Another year has almost gone. I can't believe how fast time is going, it seems very true that the older you get, the faster it goes. We've had some early snow this year, and all the weather people were predicting a bit of a doom and gloom winter. There's already been some fairly significant storms with resulting accumulations that were alarmingly early, but today I read that Envirionment Canada is now saying the winter will be milder than normal. That said, I suppose it might mean more of the white stuff. I'm not as worried as I usually am mind you, I'm no longer having to face that dreadful long commute to work. I'm doing a lot of work from home and concentrating on my art this winter.
New for me this year was the addition of hand painted wooden Christmas ornaments. I'm happy to say that they were a pretty big success and I will be continuing them for next Christmas. I also painted ornaments to match each of my Christmas card line and packaged them as a set. That idea was particularly popular as a small add-on gift or a teacher's gift.
Last Saturday was my last show of the season. I've had a pretty good year and am most grateful to all who have supported my work this and every year. A huge thank you to all who visited me at my various events throughout the year, and to all the event organisers who work tirelessly to promote and stage these great shows. Special thanks to Valerie Leming and Carol and Ken Ormsby who were responsible for organising and hosting three shows this year at the Ormsbys' Garden Centre in Meaford. I've often said it is my favourite venue to be and hope to continue participating in 2020. Thanks to Heather Carroll and The Loft Gallery for hosting another amazing Square Foot Show where I was fortunate to sell three of my submissions.
I'd like to thank all those who purchased my artwork this year; from large pieces to simple cards, it is my hope that you get as much enjoyment out of my work as I do creating it.
Last but certainly not least...I wish to say thank you to all those who support me during the year, your comments and lovely compliments keep me going and encourage me to continue with my work.
My next endeavour is to focus on my Twitter Art Exhibit submission. This year it is in support of Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs Board and is taking place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The past four years I've been excited to participate in this fantastic organisation and even more thrilling was that my little piece sold on opening night for the past two.
See you next year. Happy Holidays, Blessed Yule, Happy Christmas! Peace to all, whatever you are celebrating.