So, earlier this year, I posted a partially completed graphite drawing. I have since completed it, entered it in a juried exhibit, and then found out it got accepted. Here's the finished piece:
It's titled 'Enduring the Countdown' and measures 12"x12", excluding frame. My favorite part is the fleece lined knitted cap. That was somewhat tedious, but it turned out just as I hoped it would.
Soon after that completion, I pulled out an old piece I'd started a year prior, and picked up where I left off. I got it finished just in time to enter another juried show, and then found out it also got accepted.
That piece is titled 'Exaggeration', and it also measures 12"x12". Both of these artworks are part of a series I'm titling 'More or Less'. Each of the exhibits they're slated for have opening receptions in May (that's when they will announce the awards), so I have a couple months to wait before finding out how they fared.
I've also been making beaded hat bands this year, which I think are rather fun. They take quite a bit longer than my bracelets do though. I like to make the hat bands much chunkier than the rest of my beading, and I fill them with all kinds of semi-precious stones. I'm enjoying another turquoise mood, so you'll see a lot of that in my work currently.