About the drawing: Isn’t she just the cutest! This is the first commission of a puppy I have able able to draw in quite a while. I have missed drawing pet portraits. Drawing animals gives me all the feels and I was very excited to draw this one. She loved it!
Things have been pretty busy around here. We bought a new home, sold our primary home and been working from home. Its been pretty chaotic! So for some reason, I thought it would be the perfect time to change my domain name back to carolottaway.com. I had to change everything on social media too and it took forever! My account on Bloglovin’ is still listing my site as wordpress instead of .com and I can’t seem to change it. Not that it is a big deal or anything but I pay to use the .com so I should be able to utilize it but this is an issue that I will save for another day.
Speaking of moving, I can’t wait to share my office studio with you! Still have a lot to do before everything is set up and my husband is still in awe and amazement of how I fit everything in our little house, lol….(Where there is a will there is a way). It feels weird being in a different home, but it has really worked out with all three of us working from home during the self isolation. We aren’t on top of each other and I am sure if we were in the other home it would be like War of the Roses at the Ottaway household.
I hope everyone is staying safe and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
When a commissioned piece is delivered, it isn’t often I get to see the person actually receive the work I have done. But with the modern marvel of Face time, I was able to see her reaction has she opened the portfolio of the Lighthouse drawing inside. I could actually see the excitement and happiness as her eyes took in every little detail. As I watched her gaze at every little stroke of my pencil….My emotions were as blurry as this picture I have posted….I mean lets face it, if I were a photographer this would be a totally different blog… Anyway, I went from anticipation, to worry, then fear til finally elation. I am so appreciative she trusted me to make this keepsake and very happy she loved it.
I really missed all of this. Art and Blogging. I have no one to blame but myself and this is my first step….I’m so serious that I am up writing this at 2:50 in the morning. 🙂
Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I did! I spent some time with my little pack of 3. We didn’t do all that much, I cooked and we watched some TV and laughed a lot, but it was more than enough and I’m very thankful.
On Friday, we went to the movies and watched Creed II. It was a great movie! Although, the movie did make me realize that I was around during the old Rocky movies and getting on up there in years, lol Strange that a movie can bring on angst regarding my mortality, but there it is. Seriously, if you like Rocky movies, you won’t be disappointed.
I am hoping to get back in the studio this week. I have a commission that needs to be completed and a few pieces that need to be started. I won’t mention the box of misfit works that need tending to, that have me stumped! But such is life 🙂
Do you have a box of misfits that you can’t throw or won’t away?
This pooch looks very wise and well acquainted with the ways of the world….Like the Yoda of dogs, lol. It wasn’t the easiest to render but I think this will go down to be one of my favorites. The process was so much fun, all shaggy hair! And I bet where ever he is, his belly is full of turkey 🙂
Do you have your tree up?
The holidays are approaching. I can’t say that it completely snuck up on me as I have been seeing Christmas stuff since Back to School shopping. IMO, it is a little much. So, While everyone is doing their Black Friday shopping, I am going to spend the day in my PJ’s and in the studio 🙂
This has been one crazy year. It’s been scary, difficult, awesome and life changing. Starting a career in your late 40’s is pretty daggone daunting (especially after being a house mouse for the last 10 years). But I’m getting the hang of being out there again, and I am meeting some great people. The downside of all this that I have been M.I.A. on my blog and art in general.
I am hoping to get on some kind a schedule. I am at a point where my life is running me and I am not running my life. But there are people that work full time and still manage to find time for art and blogging. And I will be one of them…eventually. I guess in a nutshell, I just wanted you to know that I am not giving up my blog and I haven’t quit drawing or painting.
Now on with the drawing, This thing was a beast to draw and I thought about throwing it away a hundred times. If you draw and paint, you know about the ugly stages and how you are suppose to work through those ugly stages. But I was so frustrated. Those ugly stages were fighting and clawing and just didn’t want to leave. Even though the photo quality isn’t that great, in real life this is one of my better pieces and I am so glad that I didn’t give up.
So, How long are you willing to work through the ugly stages?