I’ve decided I need a little Dala Horse in my life 🙂 I’ve started working on a series of Dala Horse paintings that I hope to sell as postcard sets in the near future! I’m working on my horse skills and studying folk art motifs. This Dala– with its red and coral and yellow– is my first design. What do you think?
This is a photo from last night as I finished it. It’s got some nice texture and crackle to it. I love the look of old, well worn dala horses. I hope some day to own a real one (well, an antique dala horse, not a real horse, although Audrey would flip if we got a real horse!)
She and I have had lots and lots of time together this Christmas break. And you know I love her, but I’m ready for my routine back. I have a lot to work on, but I feel guilty if I split my attention between her and painting and she doesn’t nap like she used to in the old days! Tomorrow she finally goes back to school and I cant wait to pounce on my new projects, I’ve got some exciting things in the work! And to top it off I was asked if I could pull a show together for Shades of Brown next month and you know I said “Sure! Of course!” I know I can do it, but I like to be super A+ prepared on these things. I never want to disappoint.
I just know I feel really blessed and lucky to be thinking “I am so glad the break is over, I can’t wait to get back to work!” But it’s true! My plans for tomorrow include a nice long walk with the dogs and then shutting myself up here in my art room and taking care of business. Time to start this new year with a vengeance!
Have a great week!~