Not that anyone was beating down my doors and demanding I throw a few words together. :) For me it's just time passing by so quickly I am always astounded how long it's been since I updated any readers of what's new in my art world.
Since I've last written I've been blessed with a granddaughter (my first), been back to Michigan to celebrate my dad's 85 birthday, sold a painting or two and come into possession of a very nice Nikon dSLR
I believe will help elevate my photo taking to another level.
I have been stuck, for lack of a better word, on drawing using points of color and using animals as my main subjects. Not sure why, I just let it out and whatever happens, happens. Though I am beginning to think about going in a different direction as I seek a style. I'm self taught and so I really have to focus on the technical aspects of creating images (shading, pallete, composition etc) while trying to find what kind of drawing or painting expresses my point of view best.
Don't know yet what it is but like I said, I just let it happen. And for the last year or so it's been points of color, or dots or short strokes when using pastels.
On a side note I still have a job, can see the work finish line (retirement) on the horizon and need to be ready when that happens. It probably means more volunteering and certainly more time to create images whether using a camera or my hands.
Thanks for reading, I promise not to be away so long next time.