And then I worked on a future mandala e-class that never came to be because I lost the videos of painting 6 mandalas when my computer died. Took me most of the year to go replace the dead PC with a mac (that I still barely know how to use.) I use my new iPhone instead.
I did finish my children's picture book; the Bee Queen's Message and self published it. I offer it in my Etsy shop.
I also offer the other book of mine that came out this year; Mandalas for The Inspired Artist.
I had a mandala tutorial and interview in the on line magazine heArt magazine!
3 big things from my bucket list!!!!
I started a second children's picture book; an alphabet book.
I made a lot of progress before getting inspired elsewhere. It is on the list to finish in 2017, along with the novel started years ago.
This year I made a daily list of things I was thankful for; the first post was Here...I did keep it up all year.
I put a lot of art in my sketchbooks....
And I designed a lot of fabric, my main seller being a doll... the Bee Queen.
I designed a logo and new headers for my Etsy shop, blog and the new website I created then let go....
I created a few tutorials for the blog....Hombre garden tags
Designing your own fabric
Butterfly wall art
I have book proposal out that I have high hopes for in 2017.
I started a new series of blog posts about finding small magic on life. The first one is Here
I worked on designing monsters and will create some projects with the final designs in the year to come. I also designed and created some new items for my etsy shop: textile embroidered and painted pieces, little penny dolls, mini books, a pouch of story rocks, and a pouch of meditation cards. Then I ended the year sewing again, this time on little ornaments of felt.
Other than art wise.... I had grown kids move out and back in. The house has been a bit crowded with the now adults and all the pets, but it is still nice having them home.
They are all so different, I have no idea how they are all mine. Here's the oldest , Brandy on one of her many hikes in Arizona...
And here is Jesse, next in line, a hippy who loves pets and is nothing at all like Brandy's athletic personality....
Next there is Wade Whiskey, who turned 21 and who is now a Nihilist, (I know, he doesn't look it but what actually does a Nihilist look like?) and the only photo I have of him all year is this one his sister took on his birthday....
My youngest had a growth spurt and now towers over me at 5'9" and 240 lbs at 14 years old. Thankful his violent tendencies have gone down as his weight has gone up! He is a sweetheart still...
We went back to "our" cabin at Gilbert lake again his year and had a nice quiet week there.
And I enjoyed my garden again this year, even though it was a hot dry summer.
That pretty much covers my year, everything I can think of at least.... now off to make more plans for 2017!
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