Saturday, July 2, 2011

New Life

I am now, officially, "retired" from the day job. This last month has been extremely hectic, between making sure everything was done at work and preparing for the youngest's graduation party. (For some reason, I scheduled that for the day after I "retired." Crazy!) Fortunately, I now have an opportunity to do some things I have been wanting to do for years.

I did take the time before the end of last month to do a quick set of sketches for the Sketchbook Challenge.The theme for the month was "Pathways," which put me in mind of those opening up to me. Here is the final piece.

Colored pencil, micro pen, computer manipulation.

My daughter has already asked me to consider joining her at a show in September, and we are finally trying to schedule time with one of my brothers, who is also an artist, to finish work on a children's book that has been in limbo for years. Since those are only two of the many projects I have up in the air right now, I don't expect my life to be quiet for long. I do hope to be able to build a rhythm into my days -- or at least my weeks!

For now, wishing you peace and all good.


  1. Enjoy your art and will find that you have less time than when you worked....
    In addition to my gifts/art/home décor, I would like to introduce to you some of my “Unique Handmade Wearable Art” and ask if you can recommend any boutiques/stores where any of them could fit - please let me know ...Many thanks in advance, Agi
    Agi's Unique Fashion Accessories =

  2. Hello,

    Following you from the Design, Fabrics & Textiles on LinkedIn.



  3. Thanks, Agi and Gabriela.

    Beautiful work, both of you.