Saturday, January 5, 2013

new year! new paintings! new projects! oh my!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody!!!!

i hope you all had a fantastically wondrous holiday season!
actually, mine was pretty good this year...and i usually LOATHE the holidays.
but, after everything we've been through this year, i was just thankful to be here and have the people i love with me.

i don't really make new year's resolutions. i think they are useless and put too much pressure on people. our whole lives are about being the best person we can be and getting as much out of life as we can...and you can do that on any day at any time.
in fact, the only goal i ever made after new year's that i kept was in 2008 when i decided i would drink "more, better wine". i kept that promise. oh, yeah!

but i do love the start of a new calendar year....the looking forward to what it will bring. 
and of course, the new projects i can begin after the long holiday break!!

this year, i took a very long break and enjoyed kind of powering down and re-booting. i spent much of the looooooong drive to georgia and alabama thinking, plotting, and planning a new series of paintings i've been wanting to do.
here are the first few out of the gates:

this one is SOLD already. yay!

it's taken me a while to figure out how to get them to look the way i want, technique wise...and i discovered it quite by accident. the secret is gel medium! yeeeessss! finally. they are all texture-y and scratchy looking. yay again!

i just listed these little ones in my ETSY shoppe, and they are all under $40

so, that's what i've been working on for the last few days. and, now i have a massive amount of sculpting to start. but, i'm not quite there yet....i think i may spend another day or two painting, and while i'm doing that, perhaps i will start figuring out (or being told) what dolls want to be sculpted this month. they are all so finicky, you know.

but, that's about it for me at the moment.
i have lots i want to talk about, but it is the weekend, and i guess it can wait for another day.

i hope everyone is staying warm and loving those close to them and enjoying the pure-tee-hell out of their lives!!!




yoborobo said...

Happy New Year, Amber! Love the new paintings! I just bought myself another jar of gel medium. It's the best, isn't it? Here's to a very creative year - xox

Christina J. said...

Love all the paintings and hearing the updates on the direction your art is taking you!

Connie said...

You are so filled with enthusiasm that I can feel it over the web.
I love your energy :)
Happy Artful Days.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)