Happy new year everyone :hug:
I made this specially for all my friends and fans, and enjoyed playing about doing it.
Here in France we wish people Happy New Year rather than Happy Christmas and we have up until the end of January to do it, which suits me fine because I'm always so busy in the run up to Christmas.
So what's been going on recently? The weather this winter hasn't been very cold but it's been wet, wet, and more wet. Yesterday the sun shone but today it's back to raining. I took a lovely photo of my neighbour Emile one morning when the road by my house was flooded. He and my dog Tila were playing in the water.
Since I bought m
So where does the ability to incorporate that "aww" factor into my work come from? I have no idea. How come cuteness oozes from my animals? It must be something to do with my silly, naive view on the world, and my very visual brain. My world is peopled by shapes and colours, harmonies and contrasts. The small details in life can delight me more than the bigger picture. Other people can make fierce-looking warrior-like creatures but I think I would be incapable of that, and must admit to not really wanting to try. The trick lies in extracting the essential essence of an animal, and what is essential varies a lot from one species to another. On
Well I never! - a journal from Jen at last :)
Where have I been? Oh, nowhere in particular. I was a bit down a dark slimy hole for part of the winter and have been having difficulty crawling back up the other side. I think the rather spiteful crop-up monster that has been living at the bottom of my garden has been having fun making nasty things happen to me again :(
Two things have hit me hard:
1) My eyes have been playing up again. More black spots & streaking lights, but in the right eye this time. One episode in February then another in May. Lots of tests later the conclusion is that I have patches of retina that decide to curl up their
OOH LOOK! a pretty journal :) :) :) At least I get to feature some of your lovely things again.
You see - I won the November Artisan Crafts theme challenge with my dragon.
I used the resulting points, along with dA's current "two for one" offer to get myself another subbie
So how are you all this festi