It's Christmas time, and I have been blessed with many commissions this last half of the year. With request for portraits and specific subject matter, the art can start to seem less like art and more like work.
Only this work is all on me. If it's not done on time, or the client isn't happy, I can't take solace in being a little anonymous in a large company. Their unhappiness means I don't get paid. And i run the risk of not getting more work. it's so much pressure!
Luckily, this year went well. I carved out a little time for myself to do a few paintings and drawings that I wanted to do and that are just for myself.