Friday, April 15, 2011

good news, bad news

Hello folks!

I have some news for you. Actually some good news and some bad news.

The good news are:

Heaven and Earth Design licensed a few pictures of mine and you can already find some of the Cross Stitch Designs at (for a link to find my charts look up my website)

Also Reinders, a big German poster company ( has licensed "Touch of Gold" as a poster now. Check out your local stores for it ;)

I also have a new painting for you titled "A Stranger Awaits", another attempt of diving into urban fantasy. I really like the outcome. Also I used oil painting surface as a texture :) So no fairies at the moment :)-
Life is just not a fairytale at the moment....which bring me to the bad news:

Working is going a little slower than I would like to. I few days back I was told that I've been running around with an eye defect for quite some time. I had some problems with my eyes before but it was usually just for a short time and then it got better again. But the last weeks were horrible for me as I had strong headaches and could barely work. I also notied that I couldn't read things from afar as well as I could before. Still I thought this was due to too much work. Well that was until I went to the doctor a few days back who told me I had an astigmatism on the right eye (the left eye is almost perfectly fine). So now I wait for my new glasses to get finished and until then will only be able to work half as much as before. For me that sucks cause I am a workaholic and I absolutely hate it not being able to work when I want so much.
Anyway the good thing is, it already got better due to the eyedrops I got and due to me relaxing a little and when I get these glasses I'll only need to wear them for work and not all day long .....still it came a bit unexpected.

But my glasses will rock haha XD




Fleur said...

Yay! for HAED's charting your amazing works of art.
So sorry to hear about your eyes, hope your glasses arrive soon and you are back to what you love soon.

Karin Schmyntt said...

Congrats on the poster and for another beautiful painting, Bente!

I had the same problem with my eyes sometime ago (but in addition to astigmatism, I also have myopia. I'm a blind lady) and, as you, I have to wear glasses while working -- but since I chose a rad model, I use them pretty much all the time, tehee.

Hope your eyes get better. I really love your art and can't wait to see more of your works. :)

Edino said...

Beautiful work, Bente!!!

leeni1176 said...

LOVE your artwork glad you have signed with Heaven and Earth designs. You have several pieces with them that I have purchased and are in my plans for the future.

Good luck with your eyes. I too have some problems with my eyes and it is one of my biggest fears that something will either happen with my eyes or my hands that would make it impossible for me to do what I love.