March Wallpaper & Studio Updates
As I write this, the morning sun is streaming onto my shoulders and my silky cat is sliding around my feet. The air feels fresh and new. Three months into a new year, and I'm still learning to appreciate the still and small things.
This month’s desktop wallpaper was created with that feeling in mind. I hope, wherever you are, a bit of sunshine is making its way into your life as well.
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Spring is such a fun season for flowers, both painting and arranging. I love them all, but as you may have noticed, I carry a special place in my heart for daffodils.
In celebration of that love, this month’s coming collection release will be centered around spring flowers with many daffodils making their appearance! The plan is for 15 works to be released on my website on March 15. I turn 43 on that day and it will be my second “lockdown” birthday, however, I’m not letting that get in the way of celebrating. You can add that to the list of my pandemic lessons- I will never not celebrate a birthday again! I invite you to join me! I’ll be sharing a new piece each day over on Instagram.
In the studio, I have spent the past three months playing, experimenting and learning. I’ve been developing my technique with acrylic gouache and have also been expanding my knowledge of textile design history and repeat pattern techniques. It’s my wish for this year to see more growth, as an artist, and creative business person.
I’ve also been working on creating real systems and organization around the business side of being an artist. This is something that doesn’t come naturally to me, as I’m apt to just follow the moment creatively, and then run out of time to get to the more admin-type tasks. But I am loving it so far. It’s allowed me to get organized enough to create and send out this wallpaper, write the first blog in months, and get more done overall.
That includes adding interior design consulting services to the list of things I do- a return to a prior career. With the trend of staying and working at home more looking like a permanent one, many people are finding themselves in need of help making their homes a nurturing sanctuary that reflects their spirits. If you’re one of them, please contact me. I work virtually as well as in San Diego.
I'll see you next month with a new wallpaper design!
Till then, may you be well and happy.