The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot. --Michael Althsuler
Today I'm wondering where this year has gone, and how it went so fast!
It makes me wish I was a kid again, when the days were longer and there were only two dates in the year that seemed to take forever to come: my birthday, and Christmas. Now as an adult, they're the two dates I seem to be the least prepared for. One because in no uncertain terms it means I'm a year older, and the other because it means the holiday season is encroaching, and soon undoubtedly I'll be armed with shopping lists and hitting hot, crowded stores that are filled with tired, cranky clerks and moreover; tired cranky children.
As of my last post I had just started my new job, which turned out to be a high-note of this year. I work with truly amazing people and I've been successful in implementing some helpful tools to streamline the processes in the department, which in turn made us more organized team and makes me enjoy my work even more.
I created some paintings that I'm really proud of this year, including this one of Cody and Kramer (I miss you buddy):
Both were highly detailed endeavours, creatively challenging and took what seemed like en eternity to complete, but both ultimately successful in the end.
I'm looking forward to starting a new commissioned painting this week, a portrait of a Cocker Spaniel. I haven't had a paint brush in hand in almost a month, so it's time to get back at it. Next year I hope to take part in a couple of art fairs in an effort to promote myself and sell some of my paintings. The last art show was a bit of a disappointment because I didn't sell anything. Not because my paintings were not well received, but because of the show itself, although it was well attended, it was clearly not attended by those with the intention of doing anything other than browsing and visiting with each other on a rainy October weekend.
Finally, I'd like to introduce you to the newest addition to our family– Murphy the Bouvier des Flandres. He is growing up fast and has become quite a character. I hope he brings us as much joy as those who came before; Bozley and Kramer.
|Murphy at 6 months old|