My dear fellow CT co-oppers, yes, it's true, this is the last theme for CREATIVE TUESDAYS. It's been a good long run and with it we've all been exposed to many wonderful artist bloggers of all sorts. I've felt privileged running this co-op the last three to four years since Lissa asked me to take over way back when it was simply called, "Create Tuesday." Through that time it's morphed (as have many of our sites too) from just being a part of Mr. Toast's world to having it's own website here. People have come and gone, leaving their mark, with some of you having stuck with it (and by extension, me) longer, with dear Christine having contributed the longest! A special heartfelt kudos is in order there! :)
Before I started writing this post, I went back and reviewed the various art pieces created not just from me but all of you too, captured in the various montages. Sigh...such lovely and fun pieces. Wow, we did a lot of stuff and had a lot of contributors too! Thank you so much. It seemed apropos then to get back to the basics — my love of TEA and TEATIME, even just leaving this piece as a simple pencil rendering w/o any colour which I don't think I've ever done here before!
You know, this co-op served as a vital outlet for my rebuilding a life torn from an onslaught of many unexpected heart-wrenching losses. It was a way to be productive, contributing and building something lovely in the midst of lonely dark times where there really wasn't much to smile about. Through it, many of you supported me along the way with your own kind words. In whatever capacity you have been a part of this experience, know that it has indeed enriched my life. I hold sweet memories of our journey here.
Life has moved on and with it, it's time for a new direction. Let me leave you then with my next adventure... my very own "business" Facebook page, facebook.com/dottyhillcreative, just launched. Here, I'll be building on more of a regular online presence for my online art portfolio. For example, I'll show the coloured version of this Teatime piece above when done. It would be lovely if some of you might want to check that out and come follow along? It's not a personal FB page, mind you (don't have one), so I'll only be be able to like other business pages but I'll still have Dotty Hill Creative for following you out in blog world and leaving comments now and then when able.
Thank you again to each of you. Here's wishing you the very, very best. I hope you'll please stay in touch. Keep up the great work, wherever and however you choose to show it to the rest of us. Maybe one of you would like to start your own art co-op and keep this band of bloggers together? Regardless, enjoy. Right, I'm off now once more to make the rounds and see what all of you have done with this marvelous theme of TEA. Exciting, if not somewhat bittersweet too, admittedly. Let's then raise our cups and take a good long satisfying sip. :)