Happy 2014 everyone!
I love that feeling of freshness and new possibilities at the beginning of the year. Some are glad to leave the old one behind, others can't wait for the opportunities the new one offers!
For me, resolutions are not brilliant - I'm bound to break them! But I have hopes and plans - one of my hopes is that I stick to them!!
I won't bore you with my personal ones - probably the same as a lot of yours - maybe THIS year I can achieve them - we'll see ...!
Workwise, I am starting the year running with an order for 18 of my smaller mosaics for a gallery in Wales - amazing that they are showing such faith in me and buying them outright - not full price, of course, but the boost it gives me and my business is priceless!
I need to get better at marketing my work this year - taking better photos, networking, exploring opportunities etc. As my old Dad used to say, 'you've got to be in it to win it!'
I read other people's blogs and enjoy the freedom and honesty with which they write - I think I am too ... careful and I don't think you get to know me really ..- if you want to that is! When I first thought about starting a blog, a 'friend' said to me, "..but who would want to read it, Felis?!" - I know, supportive! But according to my stats, I have 75 faithful followers and an average of 30 views a day, so THANK YOU! I would love you to leave me comments so I could get to know you a little better too- even if it is "blogknow'! It can get a bit lonely being an artist sometimes, so to hear from you would be lovely, and know there IS someone out there!
Enough for now, but do keep checking back with me (maybe put my blog on your RSS feed) as I will be writing more regularly and with more freedom! (I used to want to be a journalist before teaching, children and mosaics took me over, so am fulfilling a little pipe dream of mine here too!)
I launched my Valentine Showcase on my Folksy shop today if you fancy a look - https://beta.folksy.com/shops/felicityball/collections/106031 - just to say, please order by the end of Jan and a bit earlier for ROW to receive them in time. Here is a taster..
All the best,