I hope everyone had a fun but safe holiday season. Now it’s onward and upward into the new year!
It’s amazing what one year can bring, even if you think that you weren’t accomplishing much. Looking back, I’m so grateful to have made some important strides this past year...made it into the 2010 International Exhibition in Los Gatos, CA for the Colored Pencil Society of America; created and published my first children’s book from scratch; signed contracts with ABC/Disney Studios - Desperate Housewives, Season 7 to use some of my artwork on set (although I’m not sure where or when they’ll pop up), and so many more small things that all add up. It amazes me and I wonder how much more could happen if I had more time to devote to my personal artwork endeavors. Wow! I can only hope that 2011 will be bigger and better!
A few things I have in the hopper for 2011 right now? Well, I’m currently working on a larger format piece (12" x 24"P) which will hopefully be juried into the 2011 International CPSA Exhibition in Dallas, TX. If I am accepted, it will be my 3rd International show in 4 years and my induction as a Signature Member of CPSA (which means that I am allowed to use the CPSA designation after my name - a high honor in my book).
I also have another children’s book in the works which I hope to have out before summer. As of today, all the illustrations are penciled and are ready for color, but that’s just the first step. Then I must design the book, which I do digitally in my design programs. It just becomes a question of time allocation to get everything wrapped up and uploaded, so I’m hopeful that I’ll have it done and on Amazon (and in bookstores) ASAP.
One more thing to add to my “To-Do” list was to sign up to help out at the Art League a bit more. I had been asked to be on the Board before but was never sure of scheduling conflicts. I owe them some quality time, so I’ll be seeing what they need me to do...possibly signing up as the exhibit coordinator. We’ll see what they recruit me to do this coming Wednesday meeting. LOL Hope the rest of the Board can stand my goofy sense of humor!!! :)
So...that’s it for now. We’ll see what surprises 2011 brings. I wish you all much love, success, health and happiness in the new year!!!
Dream BIG!!! ~ Amy
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