In the last few weeks, I've made some major changes to my business, the biggest being my choice to retire House Love portraits. It was a difficult choice, considering their success and the still-growing wait list. I have been spending the majority of my work time on them for three years now. It's been a wonderful adventure, creating these darling little portraits that mean so much to their recipients (and being featured in a bunch of magazines and blogs along the way), but I am ready to move forward. For those of you who have gift certificates, no need to worry! I will be honoring gift certificates for years to come!
I know this shift is what is needed to allow more time for mothering, homeschooling, homemaking and moving forward with my art. I am ready to spend more time on my non-custom prints and on making more art with my hands (drawing and painting, oh how I've missed you!). I have so many ideas flying around in my head all the time (a blessing and a curse!), and I need to choose wisely how I use my limited work time.
The above sketches are the result of a commitment I made to myself a couple weeks ago to keep a daily sketchbook. While I haven't been able to squeeze in a drawing every day, I am pleased that I have stuck with it and wanted to share the sketches here. I really do love drawing and want to make more time for it. I'll be posting here every week or two with new drawings and would love if you all followed along!