Thursday, November 15, 2007

Home home on the range...

I've spent the last week on the prairies Saskatchewan, both in Regina and Moose Jaw. I've been fitting in both business and pleasure, visiting my daughter and trying to catch up on writing some course curriculum and the inevitable drawings that accompany it. And today I got to see some bison, albeit from a distance. I do enjoy my time on the prairies and have a love affair with the land and sky which expands and surrounds you and is unlike any other landscape. I always go out of my way to find grain elevators too. They are so evocative of another time and stand as monuments to farms and farmers.

I'm creating a course on drawing animals in coloured pencil which will go public in the near future. I'm honing my writing skills and hope that what I put on paper in word form somewhat matches expectations from those taking the course.

I've had a couple of days to unwind and this mid-week break is my 'weekend' as I'll be doing a demo on Saturday and teaching courses on Sunday then back to my 'real' job on Monday. I was emailed by one of the organizers of the Health Care Foundation's fundraiser that there was some interest from a couple of people for possible commissions. Commissions are starting to come through now and I may be in the position of putting people on a waiting list if it continues, depending on schedule. Or I'll just see how fast I can produce work! For the work that I do, which is usually high realism, speed usually isn't a factor. But it depends on the size of the piece and exactly what an individual wants.

3 comments:

Katherine said...

Gosh you sound really busy - I don't know you fit it all in. Well done on getting the commissions and developing the lessons - I'll look forward to seeing how they emerge!

Robin Neudorfer said...

How exciting Jeanette! I am thrilled for you. Actually being paid for doing something that you love to do is so rewarding. I am watching...

Jeanette said...

Yes, its pretty hectic Katherine. If I think about what I have to do, it concerns me, so I just take a day at a time, sometimes only a few hours at at time!

Thank you Robin. It is delightful and always amazing to me that people will pay me to draw at whatever level. Its hard work, but I'm determined to get there.