Being a professional artist means never a dull moment (as my agent Linda says!). It also means you work hard, and have to split your creative energy into several programs at the same time. It means you must be willing to also work on art that is requested to you, not necessarily what you thought/wanted to paint... this might be challenging at times, but having devoted my entire life to creativity, I've learnt with experience that if we just let ideas rest for a while, allowing the project to 'breathe' like good wine, eventually we may come up with unexpected, wonderful ideas, fulfilling for our creative soul!
Some of you are waiting to see what I am painting... You know I'm grateful for your support! My blog not only opened up to me a new world of possibilities, but also gave me a fantastic group of lovely friends cheering me on from all over the world! :) Thank. you. I'm really grateful you are there for me! Unfortunately, in this licensing world, sharing is a tricky subject (such a shame)... buuut, even if I cannot show you my designs until they are published, I can show you sneak peeks!
Since before Christmas, I've been producing new collections, some of which were firstly introduced to clients at the Atlanta Gift Show last January.
This post gives me the opportunity to also show you where I am working at the moment. My old followers and readers know that I moved to a temporary address last year, after my husband and I sold our house in Italy to pursue our dream of a new life.
So I changed from working in a pretty and organized studio room to having but a table in the living room... and mess everywhere! This has been probably the most challenging part of this adventure.
I even tried my best to embellish a bit and organize this small space I'm blessed with.
Either working in a studio or in the living room, I always have fresh flowers on my worktable! Always.
Odd as it may seem, I'm in full Christmas swing at the moment! I'm creating new designs for Surtex in New York City next May! Wish me luck ;)
Have a terrific, creative weekend, friends!