Today is my birthday and it is a milestone year. I have been contemplating my life the last few weeks as often happens to me when I hit a milestone birthday. The last decade I decided to go back to college and finish my degree. I am not planning anything that life changing this time around, but there are some things that I have been working on changing. I want to make sure that I stay healthy and prevent the health problems that are prevalent in my family. I need to evaluate my eating habits and my exercise routines to make sure that I stay healthy and to encourage my husband to do the same. I want us to be around for many more years so that we can enjoy each other's company. I also want to make sure that I am spending money wisely so that we can enjoy our retirement years and not leave debts to our children some day.
I am really enjoying my life now for the most part. I stay home with my youngest and work on my art in all the free time that I can carve out of my daily life. It does take some time to raise five kids, but it gets easier as they get older. I want to work on my art the most this year. I want to keep learning and perfecting skills and I want to grow my new baby business. I really enjoy creating things that can add beauty and meaning to daily life and sharing them with the world. I have a lot to learn about the business side as well. That is the hardest for me as it is for a lot of creative people. I have set some goals for my business this year and I am currently planning out how I am going to meet those goals step by step. One of the things that I want to do is to share a bit of art with my readers.
I am going to give-away two pieces of art just to show you all that I appreciate you reading my blog and supporting me. I am going to take all the comments from both of my blogs and put the names into a pot and have my little one take out two names. I will send you a small piece of my art. The first one will be for a bookmark created out of bits of my painted papers. The second one will be for one of my ATCs. I will let the winners pick out their favorite from the category that they have won.
Here are the bookmarks. I have shown both sides of each one.
Here are the ATCs.
Etsy Shop and my art that is available for prints on Fine Art America too.
I will leave this open for a week and draw the names on Thursday, January 24th. Please leave an e-mail address so that I can get in touch. Then I will contact the winners to get their mailing information.
I hope that everyone enjoys my birthday give-away and I wish you all a peaceful day.