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I’m taking a little break…

Anna Cull Back soon 2014

…from posting. I’ve been blogging (planning, writing, drawing and/or painting something every week) since March 2012. I’ve chalked up 325 posts and have uploaded more than a thousand images. Yes, it really does seem time for a lie down and a little nap. Don’t worry… I’ll still visit : )

My Etsy shop will stay open and I’ll be back in September (or ‘spring’ as we like to think of it here in New Zealand). TTFN

Shoot it, Sketch it: 1000

Thank you, thank you… one thousand times thank you! My little blog has made it to the 1000 follower milestone!!!

Anna Cull Thank You sketch

Happy 2nd Annaversary

My little blog turned two today. Wow ― has it really been two years since I started blogging? I thought I’d mark the occasion by making a list of my top ten arty milestones (my personal favourites) from the last year. Click on the images to view the original posts…

Getting seriously out of my comfort zone with wacky colours and peculiar perspectives

Getting seriously out of my comfort zone with wacky colours and peculiar perspectives

Creating my first abstract painting

Creating my first abstract painting

Photographing some of my favourite sketches in situ

Photographing some of my favourite sketches in situ

Appreciating the generosity of other bloggers (my thanks to Poppy for providing the reference photo for this sketch)

Appreciating the generosity of other bloggers (my thanks to Poppy for providing the reference photo for this sketch)

Tackling a favourite subject of one of my art heroes

Tackling a favourite subject of one of my art heroes

Upcycling an unusual family heirloom (a threadbare tea towel), a very personal project

Upcycling an unusual family heirloom (a threadbare tea towel), a very personal project

Anna Cull Tram

Being inspired by other artists…

...to see the world with fresh eyes

…to see the world with fresh eyes

Realising that thick paint and black outlines can make a subject look more realistic (it still seems counterintuitive to me... but it reallly does work)

Discovering the magic of bold outlines

Painting on a stretched canvas for the first time

Painting on a stretched canvas for the first time

So there you are… all in all, I’d call that a very productive year. Thanks for reading.

Thank you!!!

Anna Cull 900

Nine hundred followers? That’s crazy! (Almost as crazy as photographing plasticine coming out of a paint tube!)

At this rate, I’d better start thinking of something suitably BIG for the next milestone!

Don’t forget to visit my Facebook page Anna Cull ~ Art from time to time. It occasionally has news, WIP (work in progress) updates and photographs that aren’t posted here.