Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

A lot  has happened this year.
The first big event, I was finally released from an abusive illustration job that I took in 2012 because I needed the money and my father had just died-I wasn't thinking straight clearly. I was verbally abused daily at this place and by the owner, well he may have done it weekly if he was out of town, but it was bad. I was constantly being threatened, told I have no talent, told I couldn't do the job that I was excelling at, and everyone there could see it except for him, Anyhow, finally on May 13, 2013 he made up an excuse and let me go-released me from the hell I was living and then my life began again! I was sooo happy to be out of that situation.
I loved the job just not him who I will not name. LOL.. I met so many great people there and made many close friends.
I also met my boyfriend who I now live with. It's exciting. I know I am old to have never lived with someone, but I never have until now and it's great. I love him so much and he makes me every day better.
I illustrated my 15th children's book this fall, in fact I actually have a day or two more on it, for formatting.
I started doing custom kid's books and also dog illustrations.
I was in my first real art show, and sold 4 pieces.
I was in a second art show and gained new friends and also raised some money for a charity with my Dr. Who piece.
I am excited for 2014. It's been 10 years since my mother passed away and I can't believe how much has happened and I can't tell her.
That said, this is a new year. I have a new printer and plan on selling a lot of my own work in 2014 and possibly Wonder Con-we will see.
Happy New Year to you all!! Wishing you well .

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