Monday, January 07, 2008

Golden Illustrations Is Moving!

With the new year comes new beginnings... My husband and I will be moving to NH this weekend. We've had an offer accepted on a house in Jaffrey, NH and are scheduled to move in at the end of January.

This means that Golden Illustrations will be moving to NH and is temporarily closed until we are settled in Jaffrey. I will be open for business in February, just in time for Valentine's Day! It's the perfect time to order a portrait for your sweetheart : )

Our new house will have a studio where I have plenty of space to create! I also plan on offering art classes to NH residents from my home studio. I've always wanted to teach art and am looking forward to sharing the healing energy of creating with my students.

To all of my friends and family... Happy New Year! I wish you a healthy new year full of possibilities! I will catch up with you in February!

: )


Thursday, January 03, 2008

Golden Illustrations at the Santa's Workshop Event

I hope that everyone had a happy holiday season! I certainly was a busy bee over the holidays! Before Christmas, I took part in the Syracuse Research Corporation's Santa's Workshop event. Local businesses related to employees could sell their wares at a holiday arts & crafts event.

I set up a table with cards & framed prints for sale. Business cards, brochures, and gift certificates were available for those interested in custom portraits. All in all, it was a busy day and I met many kind people.

Here is a picture of my booth:

Cat In A Box

Happy New Year! Here is my latest portrait, a Christmas present for my in-laws! This is their cute kitty, Kiwi. When I was visiting them in Pennsylvania this summer, Kiwi crawled into an empty box and gazed up at me. Her eyes were just so vibrant and she looked so playful, I had to snap a picture. I took the reference picture and later drew a pastel portrait from the reference.

This drawing is 11 x 14" in size. It is drawn in pastels on smooth, white vellum paper.