Tuesday, December 28, 2010

And the winners are....

Thank you to everyone who participated by leaving me some feedback about my new website!

Especial thanks to those who took the time to write down their emotional responses, and highlight the particular features that either delighted them, or that were not working - this will help Amal and I find those glitches and fix them! :-)

So far we have heard that the pictures are slow to load, and on certain Mac's using Windows explorer some or all of the thumbnails won't work. Please please let me know if you notice anything else!

Can Kaili, Kimmi, and Noxy please send me their postal addresses to my e-mail: monimano@hotmail.com
I would love to send you something as a show of appreciation!

With the end of 2010 drawing near, I have many great hopes for the new year. I hope to push my art further, and may this year be a lot more productive than the last. I plan to work on completing all illustrations I have started so far (something I promised for 2010, but it didn't happen). I also plan on starting upon a series of works to compile a Children's Book Portfolio to submit to publishers. This will be my big goal for 2011....

My big goal for 2010 was to have an official website up.... it is so unbelievably fantastic to know it happened!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Official Website Launch

Party Streamers fly through the air, fireworks crack in the sky in a blazing bravado of colour and light, and children run through the streets decked in flowers and screaming for joy.

Well, if this was in the real world, and not purely digital, the festivites woud be wild and raucus. As it is, things go on as usual, but inside me is a great and bursting joy.

It was pointed out to me that today, the day of my website launch, is also the Winter/Summer Solstice (and a full Lunar eclipse) - a time of rebirth and renewal. This feels incredibly perfect - I'm in need of a bit of a renewal. I'm happy that having this site will mean a beautiful online portfolio for people to see my artwork in a creative and unified way. After all, my art is who I am and why I am, it is everything about me, it is what I treasure most.

I invite you, dear readers and friends, to visit the site, take a meandering stroll through the woods, and let me know what you think! Both my website designer and I are positively jumping around, eager to know everyone's response.

Comments left before December 27th will all be considered in the running for presents!! I will be giving out some Giclee Prints and little arty goodies in return for your valued and much appreciated feedback (Bribery? perhaps.... :-)

So, without further ado, may I present....

Monday, December 13, 2010

Website Announcement!!

 I have been wanting a beautiful, girly website for so long now… for so long. I spent years (no joke) trying to find the perfect designer to bring my extravagant dreams to life (well, to digital life anyway) and pretty much thought I was on a hopeless mission…

Until now! It’s all about to happen, I am besides myself with anticipation and excitement!

To celebrate the official launch I will be hosting some festivities and give-aways here, to share my joy.
Participants need to visit the website, have a little wander through the woods, then return here and let us know what you think!! I would love to hear everyone’s responses (good or bad, seriously! This isn’t a cry for pure adoration and praise….. well, maybe a little, heehee)

Prizes will be handed out, including Giclee Prints and other fantastical goodies!

Curious? You can get a preview here: www.monikaviktoria.com

A HUGE thank-you to the absolute angel who finally brought this dream of mine to a reality, and has worked tirelessly for the past year to bring this to fruition. Thanks Amal, I am indebted and forever grateful xx

The launch will take place NEXT WEEK on Tuesday the 21st of December!

If you follow me on facebook, I’ll be sure to scream about it when it’s officially launched!!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Salon de Petits Tableaux

I have six of my watercolour artworks featured in this exhibition!
All the artworks had to be under a certain size (luckily, as someone who paints tiny, I definitely qualified!)

I sadly was not able to make the opening as it is far away from me, but if anyone is in Bowral NSW, and feels like taking a photograph for me, I would be so so so grateful!!!!