So at the beginning of January, it was time to set that endeavor aside and continue creating 2-dimensional artwork again. I will still make the occasional beaded item throughout the year, and I have been taking the odd custom order now and then, but for the most part, I'm back at the drawing board. Sometime in the late summer or early fall, I'll start beading again full time (in time to produce another quantity for Christmas sales). But in the meantime, I have several juried shows to enter in the spring/summer, so I hope to generate an average of one quality art piece per month. I'm resuming my drawings of hands and hand gestures, since that's my favorite subject these days.
My first effort of 2017 is this mixed-media piece titled 'Proxy', made with acrylic, graphite, watercolor, and Prisma stick. It measures 12 by 20 inches, and has been entered into my first juried show of the year.