So fun to look back over this last year! Actually, it helped me to look back - I can't even believe how quickly this year has passed. Here are a few creative highlights.
A new release of dkdesigns stamps debuted at the CHA Winter show in Anaheim...
We started the Mix-Ability challenges at Splitcoaststampers... what a fun team experience and creative awakening for a group of ladies each week! Lydia says I was made for this challenge, and I agree - I have enjoyed growing as a mixed media artist this year and have learned so many things. This was my first challenge card:
I made the decision to close my custom watermark business. I also began designing sentiment stamps for Flourishes! Here's the first set I collaborated on, called Old Tea Rose.
This sweet set released at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps:
I had the fun opportunity to be a guest designer for Inky Antics - here's my favorite card! I developed a sort of obsession with Les Miserables this year, and this quote is a line from one of the songs.
This set released in May as well, a tribute to faraway friends. I have a lot of those! xo
In June I started a new project - an altered hymn book. I wanted to express my heart, and also keep the words of the hymns readable. I haven't worked in it regularly, but I always enjoy the process when I do. Here's my favorite page so far:
Some of my artwork was featured in an infomercial for Daily Window Products! You can view the video here. I also released a batch of new artwork through Impression Obsession at the CHA summer show:
... and this set through Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps:
God Is was released as a companion to the silhouette set above:
I launched the Pencil Basics online class! Over 50 students have signed up.
October was full of fun challenges and work behind-the-scenes for Splitcoaststampers' Hope You Can Cling To card drive for breast cancer patients at MD Anderson in Houston. Here's a favorite card from the challenges.
November found me working on a variety of projects behind-the-scenes - many of them top-secret, and some of them for local upcoming events (Christmas parties, graduation, and a wedding). It was a bit of a blur! Here's a favorite card I made for the Mix-Ability challenge during that time:
With December came the announcement that I'll be joining the Splitcoaststampers team as Tutorial Coordinator and Artist in Residence! I'm thrilled and can't wait to get started 'officially' - I've been training all month behind the scenes.
What a year! Thanks for walking (did we walk?) through it with me - your comments and encouragement have meant so much!