Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
I am not going to make this a huge blog post, I just wanted to check in and wish everyone of you a Happy New Year and I hppe 2021 brings us some sort of retun to normality. I know for many of you it has been one of the toughest years yet, and I know I have struggled terribly with my mental health and I still am. It has been one of the lesser sppken things about this pandemic. I don’t think I would have been able to get through it all without all my woderful clients and being able to paint all the beautiful pet portraits I have in 2020.
Please do reach out if you are struggling with your mental health. I have been so lucky to have the support of my wonderful GP and also my therapist Lucy and they have been instrumental in keeping my head above water. Also my rock of a best friend, even though we couldn’t be there physically for each other we leant on each other through calls and whatsapp. Our mental health should be one of our biggest priorities and I know it gets over looked as so many are afraid to reach out and ask for help because of the stigma. Honestly I have not found anyone who has judged me yet.
I have digressed a bit from the Happy New Year bit, but I think it is all linked really as if we don’t focus on our mental health the rest of our well being suffers and how can 2021 be happy!
I am certainly looking forward to all the new and repeat clients 2021 will bring me and painting all the wonderful pet portraits I am lucky enough to paint.
I thought I would share a little round up of some of the many pet portraits I have painted this year. There are so many more tan this, I haven’t been as regular with my blog posts as I would have liked as I have been overwhelemed with work, but below you can see a mix of my favourite mediums I use, from pastels to watercolours. A style for everyone!
I will do another one of these with the remainder of this years portraits, but I need to work it so I don’t double up. I have to say it is a lot of fun to look back through all the art work you have completed.