This will probably be my last post for the year. I have much to do within the next 10 days. Starting with Christmas shopping! This year I am one of those last minute shoppers. I didn’t want be, time and money seem to have put me in this position. No big deal, I seem to be getting better and better at not stressing too much over the whole holiday thing anymore. Plus when you’re in a position where you can only do so much due to circumstances, (no job) in an odd way it brings perspective and a bit of comfort. There are only so many bills you can pay, and only so many presents you can buy. Being a one income family of four people these days is getting harder and harder, and yet I do feel optimistic. I am hoping with the New Year some new and exciting changes will come about. As for my studio space, it is coming along nicely. I have managed to get all the art and office stuff from downstairs to upstairs. My husband put a florescent light above the drawing table, it’s excellent! And I will soon be doing some painting and new flooring to give the space a long, overdue makeover. I will post some before and after pictures when I am done.
The Santa and Reindeer image was done for a sweat shirt/tee shirt design that I did one season for members of my large Italian family, mainly the kids. We have this get together every Christmas Eve, over 25 relatives usually show. We've been doing this since 1983. I was working for a transfer design company at the time, so I put this image together and got a good price on a bunch of transfers. And a flattering, not so funny thing happened. One of the other employees, who worked in the screen printing room, actually tried to steal my design. Apparently he had a little side business of his own. Luckily one of the other guys caught him and grabbed up all the extra transfers and gave them to me. Let’s hear it for the good guys! Long story short, he didn't last too much longer there!
Happy Holidays Everybody!!!