For the past couple of months I've been experimenting with printmaking. It's really fun and relaxing for me. It's a nice change from what I usually do.
Lino has turned out to be more fun than what I bargained for. My goal is to eventually buy some wood carving tools so that I can make woodcuts. I'm going to have to save up for that:-(
I also decided to close up my jewelry shop today. It's turned out to be more work than what it's worth. I've only had a few sales this year (in both shops), and they're really just cash cows. Goodbye etsy! I'll be closing the art shop before the 1st of January as well. I may post my stuff in my 1000 Markets shop, but I don't even think I should bother. I have a lot to think about.
I am glad about one thing though. My mom visited my house, and found a bunch of my art that she liked. I'm just going to give the stuff to her. One of the paintings that she liked is a new one. I wasn't even so sure I liked it. I'm glad it will find a good home. I at least have one fan for life:-) Thank god for moms!
I'm busy all the time now with art. I love making it. I just can't stop. It's the only thing that's keeping me sane.
I've started yet another project. It's finished, but it was just a random idea. It involves one of my favorite novels: Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert. It's a small series of four mixed media illustrations. I've created the series using bristol board with acrylic paints, oil sticks and conte crayons. Oh, and parts of the book that I butchered :-) Who knew that book mutilation could feel so good?