Forging Ahead in 2014!

Well hello my long lost blog!  It has been quite awhile since my last post!  I survived the Christmas rush once again without losing my mind…Oh wait…My mind…I lost that a long time ago!  :0) Having two children, managing a local and online shop and taking online classes is enough to cause anyone to lose their mind!  

 I am so glad that we are back into our routine from the Holidays!  Routine is good! As you can see I have been very busy. That is why I have been distant from my blog.  I did want to post something to let you all know what I have been up to and that I am still in existence!

In a previous blog post I have told you about my change of direction with my art. With that change comes the need to learn more information. Advance or Die, right?! I love the adventure of learning new stuff. Especially if it involves a gadget! I am a gadget nut!  I know that gaining more knowledge about the graphic software that I use is necessary.  I have worked in Photoshop for over three years editing and manipulating the art that goes on products that I sell. I am very proficient with that program.  I have the Adobe Creative Suite, and I am now taking the time to really explore it.  Since I have it, I need to utilize it to its full potential.   I just recently finished learning the Illustrator program for vector based art. I absolutely love it. Very different from a traditional drawing style, however I can see it being a very useful tool.  I cannot wait to develop a style with it! I still have so much to learn, since my art has been mostly done in traditional mediums. I can see where I will be using both programs interchangeably to accomplish what I am looking for.

Hope you all had a Happy New Year!  Here’s to a New Year and New Knowledge!
Until next time!- Carmen b.

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