It is another new year, already. I hope everyone brought it in smoothly. Each year, I try to expand on something, learn something new, or change something that just is not working. So, this year I am going to try very hard to invest more into my jewelry making, both with time and finances. Making jewelry has been extremely expensive over the past year, due to gold and silver prices skyrocketing. So, I only added a couple of new pieces to my inventory last year, but I did expand on my painting and crocheting, so it kind of all evened out. I will still be painting and crocheting, I am enjoying them both so much, but also want to get back to more jewelry making with traditional settings and gemstones. Now, for this new painting I just finished the other day. That is another goal for this year. I would like to get where I am painting on canvas, but still don't feel I am quite ready for that expense. So, for now I will keep painting on glass, wood, and acrylic paper.
I love this piece, though it didn't come out as I visioned. All of my paintings, on paper, are so far one only's. I am going to do this one again, and my sea turtle one again. This one the elephant should have been much smaller, and there were supposed to be giraffes as well, LOL! I still like it a lot. This is not yet framed, but I do think I found a lovely frame to put it in. Until it is framed, it will be for sale in my Etsy store, at a lesser price. It will be signed and dated as well.