I decided this year was going to be about attempting to catch every opportunity tossed my way... it turned out that that led to things being beyond mad for most of the year. I have been trying to keep all sorts of creative balls in the air for the last two months especially, and it was inevitable that they would all come crashing down in a heap. I am no good at juggling at the best of times, and suckers were coming at me like I was in one of those crazy ball enclosures in a play centre. I was drowning in the things. But the great thing is that now I get to decide which balls I want to pick up again.
painting for me is totally going to be a priority. painting up this watercolour peony was just so perfectly fabulous... I am not letting that drop off again.
plus I am going to focus on more teaching... I really loved teaching delicious paint this year, and I have two others in the works plus a couple of free tutorials and things, so it is exciting to know that 2016 will be all about the classes. If you want to be kept up to date on all the info with them then scroll up to the top of the sidebar and sign up for my newsletter... I promise it won't be coming out too often and spamming your inbox...
The other big thing I am going to keep doing is the large abstracts that a designer now stocks... I love seeing them in the shop and they are great fun to create... so it is in the mix
So all of this means that time is looking a bit full so I have decided to scale back the illustration and only take on jobs that I really want to do. A couple of companies are so amazing to work with and I love doing work for them so they will continue for as long as they want me, but otherwise I am only taking on jobs that really excite me
The print shop and all that will happen as it happens, and the housework is also being de prioritised as always... it is time to step out of the ball pit and get painting... I am working on scaling up the peony watercolour onto a 3 ft square canvas... it is just starting to emerge
happy painting all...xx