Blog 02.02.2019

Blog 02.02.2019

I have no plan for this blog post. I thought if I started typing a general idea of what it could be about would come to me. I basically wanted to write something as my last post was just after my Nan had passed and I felt it was about time I put finger to button… (not quite the same ring to it as pen to paper!)

Anyway so I’m really just catching up with everything. The end of last year was pretty hectic. I’ve taken a huge gap of not doing anything creative since the middle of December until just today when I decided to draw a lion… I have missed it. It is the only time when I can clear my mind of anything else and just focus on the drawing.

From the summer until the winter of last year I spent the majority of my time preparing and creating products for an artisan craft fair I attended just before Christmas. I worked really hard on what I produced and when it came to the night of the craft fair I actually made a bit of money, which I wasn’t expecting at all! After all the preparation and creation processes up to this time I was literally exhausted. Physically and mentally. So over Christmas and New Year I gave myself a break.

I have missed drawing but I felt the need to continue the break throughout January and only since the past couple of days have I felt the need to draw something. It feels good to pick up my favourite pen again and to be planning what I will draw next.

For those of you reading this who are new here, firstly hello (thank you for taking the time to read this, and I promise I won’t ramble on too much!) I have written previously about my beautiful, lovely Nan. She sadly passed away at the end of July last year. Still cannot quite believe it. Grief is an odd thing. I have never quite experienced anything like it before. I find it can crop up at any time. When I am sat watching a sad advert, when I am driving in my car or when I am laying in bed at night in the darkness. Tears stream down my face and all I can think of is Nan. It has really affected me, more than I like to let on. My outlook on life has changed and the way I deal with things.

I have realised the little things definitely don’t matter as much as you think they do, and to make the most out of every situation you find yourself in. Life is short. I know everyone says it but it’s true! We are here for such a short amount of time we should be thankful for what we have and the people we surround ourselves with. This way of thinking I believe is what spurred me on towards the end of last year. To get anywhere in life you have to do. You have to get up and do the things you need to do to succeed. I needed to create actual things for people to buy last year, if I hadn’t then I would’ve had nothing to sell. Logical right? but it has taken me nearly 30 years on this earth to bloody realise this!

I am never one for making resolutions, but if anything this year I want to carry on doing. Creating and expanding on all the good ideas I have in my head. Adapting and changing my work to be the best that it can be. Because what else am I going to do?

My health and lifestyle needs a bit of care and attention. I sort of went through a phase, well actually it was quite a long phase over a few years of not eating properly, not drinking and not exercising… It has finally caught up with me this January and I have realised I need to act. Putting the right fuel into my body is at the top of my to do list! Hey I’m a constant work in progress…

So I feel like I should leave it there, this has started my brain thinking of what I could write about in the coming months which I feel is a good sign. I want to try and keep up with these posts as I feel I have a lot going on in my mind and writing has helped as a sort of outlet.

Thanks for taking the time to read.

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