Full Throttle Holidays.

I’m checking in.

The holidays are now in full swing.

There is no escape.

A few lovely clients have chosen me to create some drawings for them to give as gifts for the holidays.  I would love to show you where I am at with them but sadly that will have to wait!  I can’t ruin the surprises, no matter how much I want to share. I’m enjoying having deadlines again.  That slight kick of motivation is needed to finish the pieces.  It’s so easy to start new projects and then have them sit unfinished.

I still have some time to fit in another portrait or two for the holiday season, so please send me an email if you are interested!  It doesn’t even need to be for the holidays – candaceforsyth@gmail.com.

To help get myself into the holiday spirit (and get some inspiration) I did what I do every year – Took a trip to visit Santa.

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 As a twist this year, Santa tried to sit on MY lap.  At first I found this funny and then sort of creepy.  I digress.

This week also marks the first week of Christmas parties.  The first one being at my alma mater. I can’t deny that I am excited to dress up and go out.  It’s been jeans and t-shirts for this lady for the past several months.  It’s so much easier to ruin a pair of jeans while painting and drawing instead of a nice dress.

My question for the week:  What is the best piece of advice you have received to date?

As we all are getting into the swing of the holidays, and most likely a lot of stress of scheduling, present buying, food preparations and so forth – I leave you with a photo of a puppy to give you a second of relief, because who doesn’t love puppies?

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Winter is Coming.

I lied.

It’s here.

I had a very cold, early bike ride this sunny, Sunday morning.  The kind where the sun is deceiving and you think it’s going to be warm.  Nope.  Windy and cold with a bite.  The kind where you wrap your head with your scarf and wear sunglasses only to end up fogging them up every 2 minutes. The kind where your thighs hurt from the cold.

Life is constantly changing.  Throwing challenges.  I’ve (barely) been able to get through them.  I can only hope it will get easier from here.  I think adversity has seemed a little more intense because I recently found out I have actually been sick for a few weeks and didn’t know it.  It all makes sense now.  I’ve begun to create a new support system of amazing people and it helps quite a bit.  Allowing someone to be close to you is a freeing feeling.

What else is happening?

. Maintaining friendships.
. Building relationships.
. Adding to my portfolio.
. Saving money.
. Learning from this new step in life.
. Slinging coffee, eating ice cream.

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Christmas is almost here.

 I’m taking commissions for 8 x 10 drawings for the season!  I have a few clients booked already and I can’t wait to show you all what I have been working on.  Sadly, it will have to wait until after holidays.  So, if you are interested in giving someone a “Forsyth Original” (I crack myself up), please send me an email and we can work out the details.

candaceforsyth@gmail.com