I'm sitting here on New Year's Eve and trying to take an objective look at the year past and the one to come, as many of us do. I believe it's important to evaluate and access my business plan and my personal goals to make sure I am still on the path that I have chosen for myself. I need to ask myself some hard questions and really look inside for the answers. This year has been eventful for me as an artist and as a photographer. First of all I would like to thank all of my clients through the year, it was a joy to work with you. It's important to me to create portraits that you love with the highest quality available so they will last longer than a lifetime.
My year started out with bang when I decided to help the Humane Society make a fundraiser calendar. Of course as with all good intentions this one had its own learning curve. But I'm happy to report that after finding and photographing13 pinup pet models ranging from cats to a tortoise everyone seemed to be happy with the outcome. There are still a few available for sale, (hint, hint).
In March I decided to joined with 12 other local artists and planned the opening of South Shore Artisans, in Fair Haven. Wow, getting everything set and ready for a June 30th opening date was a whirl wind. I created a large mosaic sign (mosaics being one of my other creative outlets), while getting photo's ready for opening day. A huge thank you to my husband Charlie, who is my support and my right hand man, cutting mats and helping with all sorts of projects. Plus, he puts up with my craziness. In between these adventures we took sports & prom pictures and started on senior photo shoots.
I am continuing to hone my skills and have started to put more energy into creative portrait painting, which is on my artistic goal list for this year. So, be sure to check back to my web page periodically as I post more of these types of portraits. Portrait painting is a cross between photography and painting on the computer. I usually extract the portrait and then use brushes and paint colors to create unique pieces. It definitely takes more time but I think the effect is worth it.
I am also looking forward to putting more energy into my mosaic art this year. So, look for pieces being hung in the gallery this spring along side my photography. I will also be accepting a few commissioned pieces if anyone has a need for a unique sign or piece of art.
So, there you have it, the beginning goals for the New Year, of course I also have the get healthier, meditate and exercise more, etc. There are always things in this life I strive to do better.
Wishing you and yours a New Year filled with happiness.
Till next time!