27.12.07

If Birds Could Fly

Back in the studio again with a huge sigh of relief. As the old year putters to an end, I realise I have sold almost all my available artworks, (three of them in the last couple of weeks), and have had enquiries from lovely people who have bought work in the past and want some more. It brought home to me how much I have neglected my painting, and how much I miss my little worlds. So I am starting my New Year's resolution early, and starting to fill my sketchbooks again (I have about four different ones on the go - can a girl have too many Moleskines? I think not).

I feel that 2008 is going to be a very productive year, painting-wise. I am rounding off 2007 with a rather grubby little rough.





16 comments:

Sherry Rogers said...

Gretel, Gretel, Gretel! I don't think it gets any better than these! I would love to see a whole bunch of them!

ellen said...

Not being even close to do a grubby little rough, I am in awe of what you do. Your site brings me so much pleasure, your art...I have to confess, jealousy.
Sending such good wishes your way. May the New Year be filled with opportunities for everything you desire.

PG said...

(Shyly) thank you so much, Sherry and Ellen - I am going to be doing more of these, it feels like a new path.

Rima said...

Great stuff Gretel ... and hooray for more of your paintings! I think these drawings are lovely, and as you know I have a soft spot for all things wheeled!
Wishing you happy wintry days at your desk and much creativity :) R

Merisi said...

Congratulations! :-)

As far as the grubby little rough is concerned, you are definitely way too rough on yourself and your artistry. :-)))

Mary Beth said...

I wish I had a plane like that to fly me away from here (boring Friday afternoon at work - bleah). I love your drawings - please post more:-)

June said...

How wonderful to hear you are inspired to paint again! I look forward to seeing more of your new work.
All the best to you for 2008 :o)

lettuce said...

glad to hear your work is selling well. i hope you've had a great christmas and that 2008 is happy.

these little wheelie things are great, i love it!

Rima said...

You can have another look if you like and see the snow for real! :)
Happy drawing x

Pearl said...

I am so very excited for you. Can't wait to see the treasures you create. You know I am one of your biggest fan.

Lots of hugs,

Elizabeth said...

While you work more on your wonderful drawings and paintings I'm attempting to finish my second book for children - set in the 1950's and 1088!
Happy New Year from Marrakech!

Jess said...

Maybe grubby but very neat! I love visiting your blog, you're so talented.

LittleBrownDog said...

Gorgeous and full of imagination, as ever. Looking forward to seeing what treasures 2008 brings to your notebook.

By the way, just read your Toys entry - so true, yet so hard to accomplish in this age with 24-hour TV advertising telling children they will only be happy with the latest whatever...

A very happy new year, Gretel

LBD xx

Gina said...

Thats so cute!

Becca said...

Gretel ... your paintings, your cards, your work (and your kitten on the cushions from the previous post) ... all of it is beautiful and excellent. Best wishes for a Happy New Year and many thanks for the work you do on your blog which is such a gift to visit.

Caroline B said...

That's the kind of resolution it's fun to keep! Have a Happy New Year!