*Happy 2017* I hope it's off to a strong start!
I really enjoy meeting other artists through social media, especially on Instagram. I think the encouragement there has helped me gain confidence and take more chances.
Here are a few pieces from the Advent Calendar Challenge I participated in with illustrator, Amber Lynn Benton. It was fun to follow her prompts and to create a new painting each day. I wanted to add more Winter holiday images to my portfolio, so this was a great kick start :) If you'd like to see more, just visit my Instagram account.
I've also been incredibly lucky to work with scenic artists (USA Local 829) in the film/TV business who are talented, smart, funny and warm. The hours can be unpredictable, but I happened to be on projects this year with people I also consider my friends. I'm sure you know what a difference it makes to work with people who enhance a good day and make the long ones a lot less brutal.
Have you made any resolutions? I'm still considering mine. For now, I'm taking the time to reflect on what's going right, so far ;)
*Fingers crossed* that we all experience a meaningful year, full of beauty, triumph and love.