Friday, June 21, 2013

Back in the Saddle

Hiya!  Happy Summer!

It's been a while, hasn't it?  Let's see... February was the last post... March, April, May, June... four months!  Zowie!  Well- it was a busy four months.  In March, I was drawing like mad and gearing up for visiting family and a trip to Ireland in April.  After Ireland, I went back to drawing, then I attended the SCWBI children's book conference in May, in Portland, OR.   My husband and I are working on a children's book, the reason for all of that drawing (some sample pages can be seen on my website here... though from all that I learned at the conference, there will be some changes to them... eventually!).  After that, a studio re-haul (see more below!).  I had more company at the beginning & middle of June...  But now I'm back in action!  For the most part.  Actually, it will be a summer full of company for us, but seriously, who can blame them?  The Pacific NW is known for its lovely summers with temperate weather and crystal blue skies (makes up for all of the gray and rain the rest of the year!), so I welcome my hot and weary friends and family.

Okay, the art I'm working on is probably of greater interest, so I'll get to that!  I'm sculpting again- yay!  The same ol' horse I've been slooowly working on for mmmhbm months; my goal is to finish him by the end of summer.  I will share more about him soon (it is the little Levade fellow).

I want to add some more, new and exciting stuff to my Etsy store soon, well- because sculpting doesn't pay until you are done!  My new goal is to work a little on store inventory in the mornings, then sculpt all afternoon into the evening.   Actually, while that is in progress, I've decided to have a little sale on the Brightly Hude website.  I dug through my (mostly) ceramic baubles and trinkets and picked out a few that I could (slightly) reluctantly part with.  I really have more than I need to display, so they truly could go on to new homes.  Check out that sale here:

Lastly, as I mentioned to have a freshly reorganized studio in which to get creative!  Nothing like a clean space. :)  Sadly, it won't last, but before it fades, here are some shots of the newly redone areas (you can see the "befores" in this post from last year: New Studio- A Little Tour).

Okay!  I hope to be blogging a bit more here as the rest of the year progresses.  I wish all of you a very happy summer & look for more to come!


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