This year has been one of transition for me. This time last year I was mentoring 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, living in Texas, and working on my artwork at a level I was proud of. Now, at the end of 2011, I am living in central Virginia, socializing with my wife’s new peers at law school, and starting a small business centered around inexpensive animal paintings.

If you haven’t had the chance, head on over to my facebook page and my new online store. I’d like to revamp my website in the future so I can merge my portfolios and update it without using Flash. I think the new life style change hit me today when I ordered my new business cards and mailing labels. I’m now a brand, and that’s something I have to get used to. In the past it was solely about making great art; now it’s sorta blended in with making a living.

It hasn’t been easy, but it also has been about as smooth as it could be considering we’re living in such a bad recession. I don’t know how next year will go, but I’m hoping my business continues to grow so that I can be able to fund the passion I’ve fought for all these years. Happy Holidays!