A Year in Review – 2013

copyright Mia Laing 2013
Finished paintings 2013

My Mia’s Art has turned two this week!  Another whirlwind year of art and writing, photography and of course my favourite art subjects, my girls!

110 posts.

136 WordPress Followers.

309 Facebook Followers.

62 (mostly art) pages that follow my page.

My Mia’s Art is very, very small…manageable and fun….perfect in my eyes, hopefully in your eyes too!

copyright Mia Laing 2013
Finished paintings 2013

Most importantly, since we are talking stats…in the last two years, I have painted 35 paintings!  Gotta be happy with that, especially when my two favourite sizes are 30×40 inches ( 76 x 102 cm) and 24 x 30 inches (61 x 76cm)…decent sizes!

copyright Mia Laing 2013
Finished paintings 2013

Opps…and this one!  (Which I have just finished adjusting the composition on, but haven’t photographed yet.)

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Summer Storm 2 – 2013
oil on canvas

…and this one!  I just keep finding them!!

'Stormy Reflection's - Freshwater Bay' Oil on canvas - 2013 30x40 inches
‘Stormy Reflection’s – Freshwater Bay’
Oil on canvas – 2013
30×40 inches

17 paintings in 2012.  18 in 2013.  (One still under wraps as a Christmas pressie!)

copyright Mia Laing 2013
Sold Paintings 2013

6 sold! Woohoo!!

1 Charity painting…

'Sock it to sarcoma' Oil on canvas - 2013 36x36 inch framed Donation to the Youth and Adolescent Cancer Center Hollywood Hospital
‘Sock it to sarcoma’
Oil on canvas – 2013
36×36 inch framed
Donation to the Youth and Adolescent Cancer Center Hollywood Hospital

and one “highly Commended’ at the West Australian Society of Arts annual show.Mia laing - mymiasart.com

Gosh, I’m exhausted just listing all these paintings!!

I just want to thank everyone for your support of my page. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read my posts and whether you have been here since day one, or are just new, I want to send a HUGE thank you!

To my few regular commentors, I so, so appreciate the time you have taken to tap the keyboard.  Your kind, generous words, showing such support to this journey I have found myself on, are very important to me.  It can be a lonely old business at times, this art rap.  Many, many hours are spent locked in my studio, with just my fur children as company, paintbrush in hand, often with doubt sitting on my shoulder, whispering in my ear.

Getting cheers from the sidelines gives me a big incentive to keep going when times get tough… boring… hectic…and scary.

2014 is already shaping into a busy art year, with paperwork and dates already organised for various shows.  My head is filled with ideas and goals.  Goals that are needing me to step out of my comfort zone…totally terrifying!!

So thanks millions you lot!  Its time to tidy up the studio and have a little break with the family.  Wishing you all a happy, warm, relaxed Christmas.  See you on the downward slide to 2014…and possibly a new 365 photo project…possibly.

Watch this space!

Mia x

6 thoughts on “A Year in Review – 2013

  1. It’s been a seriously productive year for you, Mia. It’s been so much fun watching from the sidelines and seeing how a real artist functions behind the scenes. 🙂 Congrats on everything you’ve accomplished so far and here’s to many more goals and new projects to come!

    1. Thank you so much Lillian…you at one of the regular com mentors I mentioned, I really appreciate it. Merry Christmas, your first in London!

  2. Beautiful work, Mia! You put me to shame with your eighteen paintings — where are my eighteen novels?

    It’s been lovely to reconnect with you again, especially in this artistic, creative way. Best wishes and I’m sure you’ll have continued success in 2014.

    1. 18 novels…that takes way more years than paintings!!!!! It has been lovely reconnecting and finding all these creative ladies out there.

  3. It’s been a joy following you this year. Such progress!! Have a wonderful summer break with your family. love, Tricia x

    1. Thank you Tricia, wishing you a wonderful Christmas down South. Best wishes to you and your family. X

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