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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

To a New Year and New Challenges

2017 was painfully long, yet over in the blink of an eye.

I got a promotion, moved to a new apartment and got a new car after I smashed the old one into the side of another vehicle.

But this is my column, and I'd rather side step the bad events and focus on the good.

I fell behind on the upkeep of my Etsy page, but locally my art thrived. I had two local shops house my work.

Gaming Grounds in Cape Girardeau, MO, hosted some of my Pokemon fan art, and the walls got a little touch of color with my trading card wall hangings. My adult coloring pages were a bigger hit over all, as I had to restock with new designs several times over the last few months.

Villainous Grounds in Perryville, MO, was another welcoming home for my work. The amazing owners of this coffee shop/comic book store are big supporters of local artists and authors. They have a consignment method of sorts, and it allows us creative types to put our work up for sale for a minimum charge. I personally have sold a half dozen or more drawings that probably wouldn't have sold otherwise outside of a convention setting. I can remove my work whenever I want and they only take a percentage if an item sells. It's a great system, and I am so lucky to have found them.

Going into 2018, I want to continue to further my creativity. I'm generally not one for resolutions but I have decided to set myself a few goals.

And, since you're still reading this, I hope you're interested in those goals too.