Well, I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that I had to take a full-time job. This is going to cut drastically into the time I will have to paint. When I worked previously, I had an evening shift so I was able to paint in the morning, and of course having a few years of full-time painting after that was a really wonderful luxury.
Now, I have a day shift, so I'm still in the process of figuring out my schedule, when I'll do maintenance things like laundry, shopping, errands, etc., and when I'll be able to fit artwork into the mix. I'm definitely a morning person, and like to spend some time chilling with my husband in the evenings (plus I'm usually pretty tired), so until I get everything sorted out I've relegated painting to the weekends. I may do some minor things like pencilwork, prepping and spraying on weeknights. My blog posts may be a little more sporadic to reflect all of this. I'm feeling really sad that I had to give up so much of my painting time but it was necessary for me to find work.
The good news about all of this is that I really like my job so far, it's slightly creative and the ambience at the company is just the way I like it. The people are friendly and I've got a variety of tasks, so that is a real positive. I also feel good about the company and what they produce, which always helps :)
Okay, enough about that. Here is the Dante commission I'm working on, I'm just whitening up the blanket and have started adding some ticking to him. I'll still have to go back and forth with the spots and blanket.
I don't think I posted a finished picture of the Little Lonestar commission. I made a little mistake originally and made his ermine spots black, but thankfully a kind soul pointed it out to me and I fixed it. Hopefully I'll get his complete pictures on my website in the next couple of weeks.
That's all for now!