Well I totally failed on maintaining a blog. Guess I'll try again this year. This year has been very good so far. I've had the pleasure of working on various projects, mostly puzzle boxes. I've been keeping current with the contests on www.99designs.com and www.creativeallies.com. Things haven't always worked out how I anticipated. My business is doing well and as much as I try to make this a career, it's difficult. I've been trying desperately to get a full-time graphics job so I can have the security of weekly or biweekly paychecks. I've been watching tutorials on many many things, mostly photoshop and illustrator techniques. I'm going back to school for Web Design, so I can know how to apply my graphics online and I can build websites on my own. It works out well, my daughter goes to Kindergarten in the fall. I will have a lot more time to work on advertising, hopefully blogging, watching more tutorials to learn and keeping current on what other designers are doing. Perseverance is key. I just have to keep trying and learning. Eventually I'll get a break. Well time to get back to studying my books and watching tutorials. Have a great day!