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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Why Hello There 2015

That was a good break, I must say.
Thanks for hanging in there and being patient during that rather lengthy break of mine.
I was in my studio after the Xmas holidays getting a lot of sketching done in the company of way too much chocolate, in front of roaring fires, besides napping bunnies & during indulgent trash t.v.!
I didn't get as much work done as I was hoping for because head pain has been super bad and unfortunately very consistent but I did get some needed studio organizing done
and I did get some much needed rest...I admit it, I napped away like 20 year old cat!!!
I did also got an incredibly awesome (and intimidating) new printer & I can't wait to start using it.
This break was needed too because to be honest sometimes a sensitive little artist such as myself
just needs to cocoon herself off all safe and snug like to warm up her soul & spirit before once again
spreading her wings and taking off into the big huge unknown world of 'online'.
I am ready to be back at it all now though.
I am ready to keep on plugging away...
whether people are looking and liking or not!
Whether those much needed and sought after opportunities come or not!
I feel proud of my work last year, I did ALOT, a whole lot, it was my most prolific year yet
which is something to note because it was without a doubt also my worst head pain year yet.
I step into this New Year full of possibilities and dream-making
with three things I know to be true acting as my sturdy diving board;
I am completely and utterly lucky in love and will unashamedly fully bask in all that goodness.
I am a bunny-mama and I am going to embrace all that that means, lone black sheep & all!
and I am an artist to the very core of my cells and this year I will continue to grown within that...
I want to unabashedly and happily submerge into it all...
to sink into it all the soul vibrating pleasure that unbridled creativity can bring.
I am also buzzing with anticipation over some big studio/art plans and changes that are in the works as I slowly transition from the old 'Bijou's Whimsy' illustration identity that no longer suits me
into the new whimsical handmade indie entity I am now meant to be.
So dearest New Year
I am strong, I am unique, I am true...
and I am ready for more of all of your abundant beauties.
and I really hope that you continue to join me on this blog as I share a bit of my world, work & joys.
XO and see you all next week.


deb said...

Happy New Year Mandy!
Sounds like you had an amazing and well deserved break ♥
Wishing you all good things for 2015 xoxo

Lisa b said...

Welcome back!
best wishes for 2015
I look forward to seeing what the year brings. :-)

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Happy New Year sweets! Looking forward to seeing where your journey leads you this year and wishing you every happiness and success.

Mandy Saile said...

Oh thank you for the positive wishes dearest Deb, Lisa and Shell. I'll need your continued support here on my blog so keep on visiting and commenting. Love you lovely ladies so much XXOO.