This week I've been squeezing in a pointy portrait for an hour or so in the evenings when I get a chance in between walking the pups, bathing the pups (who for some reason known only to themselves like to roll around in highly undesirable stuff left in the grass at the park by the dogs of not very responsible dog owners!) and sorting out the niff naff and trivia of everyday life! I'm going to try to get this finished at the weekend but Saturday is pretty much out of the question as we're planning on emptying our attic and taking the contents to a car boot sale in town (before the ceiling comes down on top of us!!)
Here's what I've done so far - can you guess who it is yet?
I got an email from the Art House Co-op to say my sketchbook had been posted so I am waiting on that to arrive so I can get stuck in to filling it before January (bearing in mind we'll be away for 3 weeks in November getting wed!) I've already made a mental list of the sort of things I want to put in it.
I have also entered an art competition run by Artway Gallery with a closing date in October so I need to decide on my subject matter for that - I am thinking of attempting a pointy picture of one of Northern Ireland's most famous landmarks but that may be a tad too adventurous so we'll see how I get on with it!
The aim of the competition is to discover painters, sketch artists, photographers and digital artists from around the world and give them the opportunity to exhibit in a London Gallery. The work will be exhibited on an online gallery and finalists will then be showcased in a live exhibition. All entrants get to exhibit their work online for a year after the competition and can also sell their work on the Artway Prize website. I'm sure there will be some amazing work entered but, as the saying goes, if you aren't in, you can't win!
As for my greetings card range - well I got a couple of comments back in a positive vain so as soon as I get a chance I might just open a wee Folksy shop and put them on along with a mention of bespoke portraits for anyone who might want one. So much to do and just not enough hours in the day to do it!