Hey there. Wow! It’s been so long since my last post. I found myself using my Facebook Page more often, but unfortunately have neglected my blog. I must blog more often………..( it’s on my ‘To Do List’, like many, many other things.) 😉
Early February saw my 3 kids go back to school (currently they are: James 6, Jack 7 and Louise 8 ) after 6 weeks of Christmas school holidays. My husband was home for most of this time also, as he is a High School Principal in a nearby town, so it was great to have so much family time together. In saying that though, I was certainly ready for them all to return to school and was craving some routine and time back in the studio.
In the last 3 weeks I’ve been busy creating. I’ve finished quite a few pieces, including a few custom orders, and currently have many unfinished works about the place, which is usual for me.
Since 2009 I have been studying for a ‘Diploma in Visual Art’. I usually do 1 or 2 subjects a year to work around my family. Last year however, the University cut many courses, including mine. They are offering us a ‘Teach Out’, which means we have 12 months to complete the course, but unfortunately this is not long enough for me, as well as many other students, to finish. I was very disappointed in the beginning but now I’m looking at this as a forced change and am now open to whatever new opportunities the future may bring. After all when one door closes another door opens.
Knowing that I only have this year left in the course I have chosen a few subjects that involve having an exhibition at the end of the year. I have never had a proper exhibition before so the thought is some what daunting, but exciting. I’m excited about creating a large body of work, as usually I’m off in a few different directions at once, trying new styles and techniques and therefore my work is not consistent. Trying to stay on track with the same style/theme will be a huge challenge, but one I look forward to. The exhibition itself is something that I dread. It would be good if I could put all my work up and not have to be there. I don’t like being the center of attention, especially where I have to give speech. Ahhhhhhhhh!
Did I mention that we sold our house in January and are now looking to downsize and hopefully reduce or get rid of our mortgage. Wouldn’t that be great. Thankfully we have a long settlement which will give us plenty of time to find the perfect place. Needless to say we have spent hours and hours scouring the net looking for that ‘Perfect’ place.
To sum up this novel……..he he he……..I see 2013 to be a year of great change not only for myself but for my family and my obvious word for this year is:
Here are a few finished artworks of late:
|‘A Present of Love’|
|‘Fairy Coffee Break’|
|‘Little Birdie Friend’|
All of these artworks are available in my store. More images to follow.
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Smiles, Kyles =D
8 thoughts on “Yes I’m Alive. What have I been up to??”
hey kylie nice to read your catch up… the exhibition sounds like fun….be sure and send me an invite and ill try and come 🙂 my hubby used to do lots of exhibitions so if you get somebody fun to do the intro and then all you have to do is thank people :)love your new work too 🙂
Wow – so much fun and excitement for 2013! You have a wonderful outlook, and I have no doubt that good things are in store for you this year (I'm looking forward to watching it all unfold)!
You really are going through some changes eh? It all sounds good though and I hope you have tons of luck with everything and achieve all you want to achieve.
Wow, a lot of changes in 2013 for you! All the best, Kylie!
Why would you downsize with 5 young children? There's still plenty of time before they leave home.
We're moving back to Sydney either in August or this Christmas. And we're looking at renting a 4 bedroom house. When it comes to mortgage, I think it is much better to have one on your investment property. Because all expenses are tax deductible, and renting is much more flexible, too.
Hey Jen, Ohhhh, thank you very much. I'd love for you to come. Hopefully I'll get to see you at one on the Markets first. When is the next one? I'll take your advice on board. Thanks so much. xo
Ahhhhh, thanks Kristin. 2013 is certainly a year for much chance for me. Thanks for your confidence in me. I figure that things always turn out for the best. It's just that sometimes it's hard to see it and can be a little scary. Overall I think change is a great thing and will make the most of all opportunities that arise. Fingers crossed. xo
Hey there Marvelous Micki, Thank you very much. I'm hoping that at the end of the year I will look back and think “wow! Did I really do all that?” Whatever will be, will be. Lets hope it involves lots of artwork. he he he. xo
Thank you very much Lucy. You've just given me an extra 2 children. he he. I only have 3 children. It turns out the new house we just brought is just as big, but getting rid of our mortgage will be fantastic. xo