Friday, October 10, 2008

Seven Years

Howdy, folks!

I'm happy to say that I remembered that it is Velasquez Artistry's 7 year anniversary today! Yep, it has been seven years since I officially started my shiny little business on 10/10/01 from my not-really-shiny little apartment in Long Beach, CA. (And yes, the fire department let me run my kiln there!). Seven years since I was a junior in college at CSULB (I'm getting old!), majoring in art at school, and selling art from home. How lucky was I to be able to do that?! And I still have sitting on my desk, a picture of the little Highland pony that started it all for me- Skara Brae. Boy, she took a long time to do! Some 50 OF's, and numerous customs and bisques. Looking back, I'd like to think that I've learned a lot since her, and yet I know that I still have a long ways to go. God willing I'll get close someday! I must say that I am feeling rather refreshed and renewed in my work that the Jitterbug OF's are finished. Right now my brain is buzzing with ideas beginning to take form. I will happily share them with you, as they become more developed. But in the meantime, I've numerous other projects to finish (including my mini foal- which should be done soon!), though I will leave you with a picture of little something new. It is but a pin, and is quite unfinished, though I hope to be done with it really soon. It is a thoroughbred:

All righty! Thanks so much for the seven years of shininess! I couldn't have done it without you! Blessings to all!

-Adalee :)


Nutmeag said...

Shiny! And congrats. ;-)


Adalee said...

Thanks so very much, Meag!


~Jenn Danza~ said...

CONGRATS!!! Great shot into your studio. I love seeing other artist's studios. I'm drooling over your kiln.

Joanie said...

Wow, has it really been that long? Seriously?

You've come a long way, and there is a shining road ahead of you...


Adalee said...

Aw, thanks Jen & Joanie! The future does indeed look shiny... :)

Tammy said...

Happy Anniversary, Adalee! I always enjoy seeing your new shiny creations. Will there be a meow in the future? :-)


Adalee said...

Thanks, Tammy!

Hmmm... I don't know! Might be time for another something kittyish! :)