©2012 Claudia Ballard
16 x 20 acrylic on canvas
Looking back over this year, I am frustrated that I did not accomplish more. Health issues caused me several setbacks this summer. I did not push myself as much as I could have. However, I have started a blog, launched myself kicking and screaming into social media ;->, discovered that my true love is painting animals, written an artist statement and my bio, learned how to critique my own work, had two mail marketing campaigns, held a successful contest among viewers for the cutest pet portrait, and even improved in my technique.
Now it is time to push out of the safety of the nest in 2013. This time I am flying solo, setting my goals, juggling business with easel time. There will be no mentor hovering and pushing me, saving me from near disaster. The mentorship may have come to an end, but the adventure is just beginning.