A busy Monday doing what I love.
How many people can say that. I know I am lucky, maybe even a wee bit spoiled sometimes!
I have a great husband who supports me in everything I do. He spends every spare minute he has just now building my studio in the garden, something I will be eternally grateful for. A studio is something I could never dream of having built by a company, it just wouldn't be affordable.
My studio came about from a conversation I had with another artist who told me about crowd funding. Crowd funding! What's that? Well that was my response anyway! I had never heard of it. So I researched it, put together a campaign and launched my own crowd funding bid. here's the link if anyone wants to see what it's all about and maybe do it for yourself. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/my-highland-studio-art-crafts#/
As you can see if you had a wee look I raised £520 through this. Much more than I ever imagined. This money was used to pay for the materials for the foundations and buy the initial lot of wood for the frame. Since then I am proud to say that every penny has come directly from art! There is still a good bit to go but hopefully we will be open for business by next Easter. So Monday mornings from then on will be spent in my lovely wee studio which will be open to the public and include a range of art and crafts from locals as well as my own. I have named the studio The Glen Affric Studio.
Anyway back to today. I finished a very special commission today, one that I was asked to do a good while ago to mark the anniversary of someone who is no longer with us. I can't wait to give it to the couple who ordered it as I know how special it will be to them.
Then for the rest of the day I cleared away my wool and got out my pastels. I had a go at a hare and I really think I am beginning to get the hang of this totally new medium. I am a bit wary of the dust though and will need to sort out some sort of ventilation. In the meantime I will just keep the window open and keep practicing until the temperature drops and then maybe I will need to get out the thermals!