I moved the studio back to the new house. It has space and good light and doesn't cost $2000 per month to run. Another plus, I can keep an eye on Julia and don't have to send her to childcare, plus the dog is a lot happier knowing that I am in the house. He still jumps on the doors and windows trying to get in the house but he isn't braking or pacing so much and even settles down in his bed from time to time.
This month I have completed an A5 and two A3's and have been working on my gigantic dog portrait. Today, I did the first few tentative strokes on the dog itself. Black dogs are always the hardest to get started as they can be difficult to see properly. The only way is up from here on though. Once finished and handed over I will be able to add giant canvases in acrylic to my repertoire!
Gone through quite a few pencils and paint this month too and have had two trips to The Art Shop for supplies! $$$$
Hi, my name is Chrystal Carter, I am a mother to three lovely girls. I emigrated with my husband to Australia in December 2014, and have been living the dream, ever since! We are settled in the Dandenong Ranges and I have recently set up my brand new home art studio , in the heart of the hills, Tecoma. Here, I can follow my life long dream of being an artist drawing another of my greatest passions, animals, in particular, peoples beloved pets. I have always been fascinated by animals, nature and wildlife and where better to pursue my passions than here in Australia, and it certainly hasn't disappointed me! Follow me as a take on this new venture and brave new world, together with my wonderful family, and not forgetting my furry companions, Vin the Cat and Juno the Dog!