What a year. I’m not sure if anyone had the year they thought they would when 2020 started. I know I definitely didn’t. So many events I was looking forward to were cancelled and many that continued on were mostly spent unseen during the initial shutdown because of COVID-19 and subsequent orange zones.
Each year I like to look back at the year and review my progress. Even though things didn’t go the way I planned or hoped, it was still encouraging to see my progress put together.
New Art Works
-8 acrylic landscape paintings
-9 gouache portraits
-31 Inktober sketches
-10 hand-painted birdhouses
-100+ hand-painted ornaments
Check out Monday’s interactive blog post to see the art I’ve created this year.
-Participated in 13 exhibitions
-Exhibited 39 pieces of art
Exciting Art Opportunities
-Participated in Palettes of Keuka Art Tour
-Attended 2nd Annual Perspectives From the Porch artist retreat at Quarry Farm
I got the opportunity to write 40 new blog posts this year. This fall I added Interactive blog posts showing my art which have been a lot of fun to create and share with everyone. Click on the post title to read any you may have missed.
- January Events
- February Events
- March Events
- Following Up From Blackout Tuesday
- Spontaneous Collaborative Art
- Portrait Series: Mrs. Williams
- Portrait Series: John W. Jones
- DIY Wood Stain
- 100 Day Project 2020 Reflection
- Palettes of Keuka: Part 1
- Palettes of Keuka: Part 2
- September Events
- Hand-Painted Birdhouses
- 7 Ways to Find Motivation
- New Painting! Purple Pumpkin
- October Events
- Inktober 2020: Days 1-4
- 4 Shading Techniques for Ink & Pencil
- Inktober 2020: Days 5-11
- 6 Favorite Autumn Spots That Inspire
- Inktober 2020: Days 12-18
- November Project: Gratitude Doodles
- Inktober 2020: Days 19-25
- Crafting Paper Flowers
- Inktober 2020: Days 26-31
- Giveaway, Holiday Gifting, & November Events
- Virtual Fall Art Show – Pt 1
- Happy World Kindness Day!
- Virtual Fall Art Show – Pt 2
- A Look at Indigenous Art
- Virtual Fall Art Show – Pt 3
- Holiday Gifting & Sales!
- Virtual House Tour
- A Trip to Seneca Falls (Updated)
- Painting Series: 12 Days of Christmas
- A Tradition of Hand-Painted Ornaments
- A Look Inside My Art Process
- A Favorite Christmas Movie
- Winter Art Show
- My 2020 Art
What's In Store for 2021
Short answer – I’m still in the planning phase. The next couple of months will be filled with creating for an upcoming show this spring. Other than that I’m looking at the different opportunities out there and reviewing my goals for the year ahead.