I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. For the first time is many years we had family in town and we had so much fun. Christmas really is about family and friends. I know we will have alot of fun memories.
2010 was a year of transition for me. I had been unemployed for 9 months and started my job this year. It was an adjustment going through a long training and learning a new job with many different resposibilities. I am so thankful to have my job and work for such a great company. I also created a new studio and work area that is now completed and I am ready to start creating again.
I usually am not one for alot of New Years Resolutions because the fast become New Years Disalutions. lol But this year I will be making alot of changes, all good, but still scarey. Even good changes can be stressful. First, starting in February my job will be changing and I will be moving to another department along with my 18 co-workers. After going through training for a month last May I am not really looking forward to another month of training, but I must and do so with an optimistic attitude. When training is over I am planning to have hip surgery. My condition has been inoperable but technology has caught up and it looks very good for me. Its not a normal hip replacement, there will be some re-construction involved and the Dr hopes to lengthen my leg as well. I am not going to lie,,,this scares the hell out of me, BUT its time and I am going into this ready. I am looking forward to my physical therapy and plan to take advantage of every minute of it. I want to get into a workout routine that I will do from here on out.
As far as my business goes, I am making some changes. I have so little free time and want to use it doing what I love. That is creating. I have been focusing on how to be a successful business and not being the artist. I have been wanting to get back into doing my mohair teddy bears and art dolls. I will be doing some home dec things I have been wanting to create for awhile now. I am not sure how much time I will devote to social media, news letters and marketing. I just want to create, focus on my blog, website and Little Pink Boutique at Make Mine Pink.
So, its a big goal list for 2011. I have been getting ready for these changes and I am ready to start this new year. What do you have planned for a fresh new year? I hope its something new, fresh and something you have always dreamed of.
I wanted to share the work of my friend Del Gonzales. He is an amazing artist. His talent has no limits. I commissioned this portrait of my Son in Laws dog named Kid. Kid is 14 and very special to our family. His health is not what it used to be and I knew this would be the perfect Christmas gift. He loved it so much. Del captured every bit of Kid:) Let me know if you would ever like to contact Del for a portrait. As for me, I have not been able to get much done over the last couple months but I did get this bracelet and earrings made for my Sister in Laws birthday. Have a great week, its a new beginning, make it great:)