July and August 2017: A small selection of my work, courtesy of Darrell Bell Gallery, is available at Boffins restaurant (111 Research Drive, U of S campus) throughout the summer months.

November 10, 2016:
I was interviewed by Daily Paintworks as their Spotlight Artist for a week! Read my interview on the DPW News blog!


Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon. For a limited time several of my large oil paintings are also available at
their new street front gallery on 21st Street (formally Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery).

Ongoing: a selection of my larger work is available at The Black Spruce Gallery at Northside on Highway 2 just before the turn to Christopher Lake.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!


Sammy
graphite on paper
© Nicki Ault, 2003


To quote Michael Buble in his remake of the song "Feeling Good"...


"It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me and I'm feeling good!"


I am so excited about what this year will bring! And I'm so curious! What will I create, what products will I experiment with, what might inspire me? Who will I meet?... and I'm pretty sure I will meet some of my blogging friends early in the year! How exciting is that!? (It has to do with the project I hinted at here). All of these things are somewhere in the future and I am so excited to find out what is in store for me in 2011.

On this first day of the new year I want to thank all of you who have decided to follow my blog and who check in regularly, even if I don't know you are taking a peak! And thank you so much to those who have taken a minute to leave a comment... and bother to type out that annoying word verification! I appreciate your interest in my art. The response I have received since I started this blog is a huge factor in my motivation to grow and learn and improve. Heck, I want to impress you! ;o)

I hope that you are excited about the possibilities of a new year. If you haven't gotten to that mindset yet, consider this quote:

"We are about as happy as we make up our minds to be."
-Abraham Lincoln

Happy 2011!

9 comments:

pranav lala said...

happy new year...have fun this year

E. Charlotte said...

Good end quote! :) And quite true! I am excited that I have found you in blogland and I look forward the beautiful art you will produce this year! Have a wonderful 2011!

-Don said...

What a great drawing of "Sammy". You are such a talented artist. It's been a pleasure getting to know you this year. I look forward to our continued correspondence and growth as artists. Happy New Year!

-Don

Sheila said...

Hmmmm another teaser...I hope this example with your skill with portraits is a hint to what is coming! Happy New Year Nicki!

Nicki said...

Thank you Pranav. I'm glad you found my blog! Happy New Year.

Nicki



Hi E. Charlotte,

I appreciate your enthusiastic comment! All the best to you in 2011.

Nicki



Hi Don,

Thank you, I'm happy with how this drawing turned out. It's done from one of my favorite photos of him. I, too, look forward to continued communications with you. Here's to a great year!

Nicki



Hi Sheila,

It is so great to see your picture in the comments again! Hmmm, interesting analysis... it's possible you didn't spend all those years as a police officer for nothin'. But time will tell... I could be teasing with this comment!

Happy 2011 to you!

Nicki

Barbara M. said...

Happy New Year to you Nicki. Great drawing.
Here's to a year of great events,
pure joy and creative delights.

XOBarbara

Judy Adamson said...

Hi Nicki - re that quote, I am an awkwards so-and-so! A few nights ago, I made up my mind to have more fun this year by seeing the fun in things and situations - and woke up the next morning with a fit of The Glooms!!!! Didn't last long though so no harm done.

I've really enjoyed seeing how your wonderful work has evolved this year and wish you health, happiness and success in 2011. I'm sure you'll go from strength to strength!

Julia Kulish said...

I just found your blog - really like your work, lookfing forward to seeing more.

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

Thank you and yes, here is to a great year! I raise my virtual glass to you and wish you wonderful things for the months ahead.

Nicki XO


Hi Judy,

I'm glad your glooms didn't last long! Those days are bound to happen, but I hope your new year has way more happy days than bad ones!

Nicki



Hi Julia,

Thank you so much for stopping to say "hi". I hope you continue to find things that interest you whenever you look at my blog.

Nicki