Friday, December 31, 2021

Tiptoeing into 2022

In the almost two years since my last post, I've often thought about posting an update here, but I didn't really have much to say. The year 2020 started on a depressing note for me, and by March, the pandemic turned the whole world on its head. The plans I had stoically made got sidelined to a large degree. I mostly worked from home from March 2020 until August of this year. I did a lot of painting. I blogged a fair amount on my Model Horse Collectibility blog. But most of my studio updates have been on Facebook or Instragram. I'm not sure how much I'll utilize this blog for updates in the future, so I just wanted to make sure I had a post here directing people to my social media accounts in the meantime. 

That said, as rough as the last year and half has been, I am grateful that my family and I are all healthy and doing well. Working from home meant I have had more studio time, and I feel like I've made some good progress with new painting techniques. I did finally attempt a brindle for NaMoPaiMo 2021, and I was so pleased with the result that I even entered the piece in the BreyerFest Best Customs Contest. I didn't win, but it was fun to at least try.

This last year has seen a return not to normal, but to something better than whatever 2020 was. As vaccination rates slowly tick up, I hope 2022 will bring better things for all of us. That said, I'm going to ease slowly into the new year. I have some plans, but they're flexible. This meme probably says it best. 

Good luck, stay safe, stay healthy, and maybe, just maybe, we'll all get to see each other in person again this July in Kentucky. Love to you all!