Friday, January 04, 2013

New Found Year

new year, new art journal
It's my favourite time of year again... I love the new year.  So full of ideas, adventures and possibilities waiting to happen.

lighting candles at the closing ceremony, Woodford Folk Festival
 
This is my favourite way to start the year, and has been for a long time - a week at Woodford Folk Festival.  There is such a beautiful energy there.  Following the busy Christmas season, time at the festival with family and friends recharges me, and allows me to launch into the new year with love and enthusiasm... as soon as I manage to catch up on a week of sleep deprivation!
 
In other news - I'm not sure if I posted about this, but last year one of my artworks was accepted to appear on an Avant Card free artcard.  So right now, 10 000 - 15 000 of these cards will be appearing on free postcard stands around the country - I'm pretty excited about this!  I love Avant Card, and often pick up their artcards when I see them.  If you are an emerging artist and would like to see your work on a postcard, you can find more information here.

 
Another exciting thing - I arrived home to find that the number of likers on my facebook page had reached the next hundred - over 700 now!  At every new hundred I have a giveaway, usually one of my prints.  Just for something different this time I have decided to give away one of my vintage map covered coptic-bound journals.  Here are some images of it, and you can find out how to enter the giveaway on my facebook page.

 
While I was making this little book, I was listening to a beautiful new song from Paul Kelly... so it ended up with maps of India and Newfoundland on the covers.  Seems like the perfect giveaway for a brand new year.
 
Love this video with artwork by Lucy Dyson.

 
Hope your new found year is a wonderful and creative one :) 

3 comments:

Sharron said...

Hi Loretta,

I've long been an admirer of your work, so when my parents asked me what I wanted for Christmas I said 'a Loretta Grayson print please'. They happily obliged and I received my wonderful large print of Backyard with Fireflies last week. You'll be glad to know it arrived safely to the UK, and I'm absolutely thrilled with it. Beautifully packaged, and the quality is superb. Thank you for creating something so wonderful. I will be following your journey throughout the next 12 months!

Sharron :)

tinajo said...

Congrats to the postcards, that´s awesome! :-)

Angie said...

I love New Years too...like a fresh start, a perfect time of year :D