With so many other artists and writers creating blogs I have decided to join the herd. I fight to find time to complete my artwork and to keep up to date with my writing. Being bought up in a home where you didn't do anything you enjoyed till you have finished your housework I find some days a struggle to get to my painting table. Hopefully completing this blog on a frequent basis will give me the impetus I need to put creating first.
Lately I have discovered ACEOS or ATCs. Loving to paint small as I do they are easy to work on although being the detail freak that I am I still manage to spend too long on them. I have sold two on Ebay so far but with life becoming so busy I don't forsee being able to get back to them till early next year.
At the moment I am completing work for the Creative Hastings Gallery Christmas Sale held from the end of November to Christmas Eve each year. Despite all my good intentions of starting work in June I only began in October. I am trying to get at least three hours of painting done per day but will still feel as if I haven't done enough when I take my work down to the gallery in two weeks. Over 100 Hawkes Bay artists and craftspeople take part in this event and I must compliment the staff at Creative Hastings who really work hard selling our work. So many galleries are renown for being snobbish and elitist so it's nice to find one which is inclusive and friendly.