Good morning! Umm…. it’s the last day of 2017. HOW is that possible? It seems like just yesterday that I was packing up our holiday decorations at our old house and trying to decide where to put all of the kids’ new toys. This year has held many changes for me, both personally and in blog-land. We moved to a tiny town, which is somewhat isolated from the amenities of being near a larger city to which I had grown so accustomed. But we love our new house, and it’s really just perfect for us in our current season of life. My kiddos started school, which is somewhat liberating and also terrifying, because how are they old enough to be in school?! I also joined some new design teams and left some. I made my first videos. I really dug in to my coloring mediums and tried to improve in my accuracy and technique. I’ve been given some absolutely amazing opportunities this year, and I could not be more grateful for them. But…… I think 2018 is going to really knock the socks off of 2017, which is saying something!
Here are my top ten favorite projects from 2017! (Click on each photo to be taken to the individual blog posts.)
Phew! Thats a lot of projects! Looking over all of them, I’m happy to see that there are a few non-flower projects that made this list… even a few critters! I am slowly growing to love critters. They present a new challenge for me! I still love my flowers, in any and all mediums, but it’s nice to know that I can work with critters and actually like the results!
I hope you all enjoyed this little trip down memory lane as much as I did! It’s interesting to me to see how I’ve changed over the last year… different photography style, different coloring mediums, different style in general! (I don’t think my love of flowers and/or coloring will ever really go away though haha!) I absolutely cannot WAIT to see what 2018 brings! Some thrilling developments are in the works, and I am chomping at the bit to share them with you. Soon enough!!! Eek!
I hope you have an absolutely marvelous New Year’s Eve celebration and a truly wonderful New Year!