As 2014 comes to a close, I am thinking of a few accomplishments that are the icing on the cake. The E.R.MillerDesigns cake, that is. While I have been very busy doing paper dolls and books and product design assignments this year, I have put a lot of energy into developing my creative life as a painter. I have a penchant for large floral pieces such as the iris, peony and tulip paintings I have made recently.
I entered my painting, "White Peonies" in the Artist's Magazine's 31st Annual Art Competition and was named a finalist! I got a mention in the December issue. I am happy to say I was one of 74 finalists out of 937 entries in the Still Life Interior category.
My work year ended on a very happy note when a friend bought my painting, "Down the Road" after seeing it as my cover photo on my Facebook page!
It has been a year of hard work and creative challenges and it has been rewarding. Looking forward to the next year which I hope will be filled with an even more expansive creative life. Here's wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!