Before we get started, a quick acknowledgment of a fictitious birthday. If Nagini hadn't felt particularly peckish on that fateful night in spring, Severus Snape would have turned 50 today. Happy Birthday, Severus!
And just to show the bandwidth of inspiration from romantic to tragical to comical, here are some of my Severus faves. The man surely has become a cultural icon since he first snarled and stalked his way into our collective hearts and into Harry's nightmares in "The Philosopher's Stone"
Well, I for one have to admit that I am happy to see 2009 over and done with. The year saw my business nearly tank, the cancer-diagnosis of a relative, money worries out the wazoo, too many sleepless nights, zero vacations, a total write-off of my old car and an accident of my brand-new car. I know some folks here have been through much worse, but I really am glad to have the last 12 months over and done with.
Art-wise not much happened, except that I have had less time for it than I would have wished. I did make some good advances in beadwork, including some ambitious brick-stitch and 3D projects and the whole series of Shoowa bracelets. Drawing stalled a little - I had time for some HP fan-art, but nothing on the scale of my tarot - as did my silver-clay work, and I didn't make a single art glass bead or decent stained glass project all year!
I would like to announce here with a flourish, that I have marvelous and ambitious projects planned for 2010, but I'd be lying. And we all know what they say about resolutions and good intentions - flagstones on the road to hell, all of them. So I will just see what I can get up to. All I can promise is that I have some nice knot-work ideas for silver-clay, that HP fan-art is not dead yet, even though I seem to have taken quite a break these past few months, and that I have some cool patterns planned out for more beadwork.
* If you ask me to make artwork available as a print, please check if it uses copyrighted material. DA will not take print submissions that are based on such materials. This means, no prints of drawings based on movies or TV shows like the Harry Potter Movies, Brokeback Mountain, CSI etc. If you want a drawing as a print please note me instead.
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