Goodbye, 2010! Hello, 2011!

Merry Christmas!
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Just wanted to share my annual holiday card art, a little late though it may be! This year’s art featured Mischief and Mayhem, my loyal studio assistants.

I didn’t blog as much as I would have liked in 2010. I intend to be better in 2011.

I made a solid effort to keep my ETSY shop fresh and stocked in 2010. My traffic and page views were up, my sales continued to be abysmal. It did, however, provide discipline to keep creating new art and scanning it into my archives.

I also spent a fair bit of time doodling in my sketchbook, creating new mini-paintings, and looking for inspiration in the blogs of other artists.

Other highlights of my artist life in 2010 included:

February – Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society’s February meeting. Fellow artists Jan Gephart and Robin Bailey and I displayed our worked and talked about our creative process.

April – Sprint’s “Art From The Cube” art show. Received a 2nd place ribbon for “Rain Gear” in the Mixed Media category. Also showed “What’s For Dinner” and “Kitten and Garlic” in the painting category.

May – Went Steampunk for the ConQuesT art show, with a new display and several new pieces of a steampunky nature, and several pieces that included real gemstone and mineral pigments from Daniel Smith.

June – Soonercon in Oklahoma City. Participated on art panels with fabulous cover artists David Lee Anderson and Bill Hodgson.

October – Busy month, with displays and paneling at Archon (St. Louis), Longview Literary Festival (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) and the KaCSFFS writer’s workshop (Kansas City).

November – Art at Contra, a small SF relaxacon here in KC.

December – Packed up the chaos and confusion that is my office/studio and removed the carpet. Installed new shelves. Further organization and photos to come.

That’s 2010 in a nutshell. I intend to blog more often in 2011.

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