Ups and Downs

My mind hasn’t really been on creativity this month as at home we have had sad things to cope with, my husband’s father was hospitalised and very sadly died 2 weeks ago. He had been very ill for many years with rheumatoid arthritis which had compromised his immune system and as anyone who has experience of this debilitating condition will know your quality of life diminishes as time goes by.  However we are privileged to have had him with us for 78 years, for him to have seen his grandchildren grow into lovely accomplished teenagers and to have had him as a seminal part of our lives.

Work however goes on.  I’ve just published today on this site a recent commission for a greetings card which had a very specific brief.

“A blonde woman with shoulder length hair dressed as a nurse pushing a wheel chair.
Accompanied with 2 dogs, brown Labrador and sheepdog
Old woman in the wheelchair smoking
Bag on the back of the wheelchair with £££ on
A power station behind her
A hill in the background with a radio mast on top
House half way up the hill with a big conservatory
Black Audi TT convertible outside the house
music coming from house.”

Thankfully the client was very pleased with the result.

I have had one exhibition at Starlight Studio Art in Shepton Mallet which has just finished and another at The Victoria Hall in Radstock which continues until 20th October.  Both are going well with sales and many lovely comments coming in.  I’ve been invited to exhibit in two further venues in December, The Round Tower, Black Swan Arts and The Huntingdon Gallery in Bradford on Avon – see my exhibition page for more details.

Then to crown this my design for the Frome Town Council Christmas Card 2016 has won the competition.

So all in all art wise things are going well.  So whilst this month has been heavily tinged with sadness as I know my father-in-law would have taken great pleasure in all this news life with it’s ups and downs does go on.  Perhaps that is what keeps us going, taking pleasure from the triumphs helps us weather the storms.