Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Blessings!

Wishing all my family, friends and fans a joyous Christmas and Prosperous New Year!       

I can hardly believe that Christmas is finally here! The year seems to have gone by so quickly and another is almost here. It's been a challenging one in some ways, but also it's been a wonderful season of growth. Sometimes we need that. 
 I know I haven't been able to post or paint as much as I wanted to this past year and I have missed that as have some of you who follow my adventures. I apologize and hope that in this new season I will be able to do more of both. I have great plans as always and with God's help hope to accomplish some of them this next year. For now I leave you with this recent painting of a Northern Hawk Owl.

 I didn't have any idea what my Christmas card was going to look like and then this little owl flew down from the north woods and has been causing quite a stir in my area. It's rather uncommon for one to show up here so when it did I was determined to go find it. Luckily, it was one very cooperative bird and I got plenty of photo references. And I knew as soon as I got home that this would be the theme for my card. 

So here's wishing you all a new season filled with unexpected blessings found in all the little surprises life has to offer.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Featured Artist on Daily Paintworks

Rocky Bluff Chipmunk
Oh, my gosh, life has just been crazy lately!!! I felt like I was barely keeping up before and then the holidays hit and my activity level really kicked into high gear. It's not been bad though, just much busier than I'm used to or ever intended to be. I try not to schedule too many things during this time of year because I want time to enjoy the season. This year though seems to have taken on a life of it's own.

What I really want to talk about though is my recent association with Daily Paintworks. For the last several weeks I have been posting my paintings to an online gallery on their site. It has been a good move so far. I have had a few sales and more than once have had one of my pieces featured on their Facebook page as one of the "Picks of the Day". This has been great exposure for me. Well, they emailed me the other day with an invitation to be their featured artist for the next week. Boy, was I surprised and thrilled!! Here's how it works....

Starting on Thursday evening Dec. 12th at 10 p.m. Pacific time we are offering a painting give away in honor of me being in their "Artist Spotlight". The above painting "Rocky Bluff Chipmunk" will be given away to some lucky person who has purchased some artwork from their site in the last 30 days. Here's the link to the giveaway:

My interview and some of my art will be posted on their blog and Facebook page for the next week so if you get a chance please pop over there and give it a look. If you are a past customer on Daily Paintworks be sure to sign up for the giveaway. And while you're there remember that a gift of art (either mine or another artist) makes a wonderful and one of a kind gift for that special person in your life or as a treat for yourself!

Gotta get back to work now! I still have commissions to finish and a Christmas card to design!