Monday, March 10, 2014

A fresh start!

Hi guys well I've had quite the break from blogging in the last few months. I have still been creating and posting here and there to my facebook page but I'm afraid that I lost my mojo a bit towards the end of last year. It's been a tough few months and I felt that I just couldn't keep up with my usual artiness. We had a death in the family at Christmas and just a couple of months before that my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. So needless to say it's been a bit of a whirl wind last few months where I didn't feel my usual arty self. My mothers diagnosis is good and this year will be a very tough one for her but we are blessed with a positve outcome and have to keep our heads down bums up and just get through it.

So I would like to share the art that I have been doing since I last blogged last October. Well not all of it but some of it at least! :)

First up is something very personal. I decided to get a tattoo not long after I found out about my mum, in support of what she is going through. I also wanted to share the message about vigilance and the reminder that we need to be aware of our  bodies and any changes that you may find as well as going for regular mammograms and pap smears etc. So I designed this tattoo which I wear on my wrist with pride.

It's of course the breast cancer ribbon with a little twist of my own.

Some of the other things I have been working on getting to grips with watercolour and mixed media and trying a bit of zentangling!

Also this year I have started a new full time job which I really enjoy but has been quite challenging but very rewarding. Phew!!! I'm working as a teachers assistant in a special unit assisting children with Autism. I am looking forward to using my art skills to assist with the creative side of things. I have already discovered that we have some wonderful young artists. :)

Lastly I decided that I will start participating in Illustration Friday again. I used to do it every week when I first started out on my blogging adventure, it was a great way to get the creative juices flowing so that is what I hope to do again. Below is my entry for this weeks word which was 'Spark'....I hope to catch up with you all again over the next few weeks and get back to enjoying blogging again :)


Magic Love Crow said...

Welcome back ;o) Great to see you! I am sorry about the death in the family and I am sorry about your mom! I am sending her healing prayers! Your new art is stunning! Beautiful detail in the faces! Like the look of your blog ;o) All the best ;o)

Tammie Lee said...

Spark is also a piece that touches me, amazing!


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