We had decided that we needed a new mattress and I wanted to do it before I go to full time Professional Bohemian and part time home office worker. That big change in my life will happen exactly at the Celtic New year, that's right Oct. 31 is when the office I work at will close, although the business will remain but running lean and mean, with a small office in the city and most of our work done on our laptops. My boss has decided that she wants to keep me on part time working from home so I'll still have a suplimentary income and lots more time for my art career. It's pretty exciting, especially now that I'm starting on the Mystical Cats Tarot with teamie Lunaea Weatherstone.
|"Love Spell" an unpublished spec illustration from years ago that I hand colored last night!|
So Dan and I decided that any upgrades we needed at home better happen now while I still have that full time check rolling in, and our mattress had big dips in it where our bodies go, not so nice. In the process of getting our new mattress, I pulled a couple of those flat plastic tubs from under my bed that store tons of old memorabilia in from days of yore...yep, yore. You know, the old days when I used to make promotional art for local rock bands, and my early forays into my current path of spiritual art. I really had fun going through it, so many memories. I kept about half of it, pitching duplicate flyers, notes that didn't mean anything anymore, etc. Some of what I found as I dug through were some original pieces that I had created for different reasons, circa 1997-99. I have some small full color art I had made to use for various promotional pieces back when I was Mickie Hodges, before Dan and I got married. I also had a few small pen and ink line art samples that I had made as spec pieces to show as examples of my work from 1999. At the time I was stretching my fledgling wings and sending samples to magazine and book publishers looking for illustration jobs.
|All the ACEO cards made from "lost art!"|
|Pen and ink unpublished original illustrations, hand colored all one of a kind.|
|Promotional pieces, used to promote my art business long ago, also unpublished, one of a kind!|
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