2017- mentoring, commissions, sales, and shows

2017 has started off great for my art business! First I took almost all of my yarn paintings to San Antonio College and they are on view there all semester. The Artist Breakfast was small but lots of fun. I was interviewed by the school paper and by Joan of Art for her TV show. I also sold one piece, Identity, to my friend Valerie.

I came home from San Antonio to mostly blank walls and a big echo in my house. The few pieces left were too small for the show in San Antonio. One piece, Stacked, I was saving for my cousin's friend. She contacted me last week and I shipped it off to Oklahoma.

Another piece, Turtle, I entered it into the Imagine show in Round Rock and it was accepted. So that is on view at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus through March and April. The reception is coming up March 4th.

I have been working on a new piece called The Never-ending Blanket but I have set it aside to work on a commission I secured while in San Antonio. I am doing a yarn painting of two dogs, Corky and Little Guy. I have done commissions before, but never of real people or animals, so it is exciting trying to capture them in yarn.

And finally, this spring I am a mentor in the Little Artist, Big Artist program again for the 4th year in a row at Blackshear Elementary. My little artist Betzy is doing a great job on her first yarn painting. I really enjoy sharing my technique with young people. That show will be later this year.

My next challenge is to try a 3D yarn painting!

Final sketch of Corky and Little Guy

Final sketch of Corky and Little Guy