Hello! Happy 2018! It has been super quiet on the blog for a while now so I thought I would update you guys on what went on in 2017, and what my plans are for this year! (:
Firstly, the boyfriend and I went on a little camping holiday to Scotland, and it was amazing! I think I could make a blog post all about it, but I really should have done it back in September when it was still fresh. So there may or may not be a blog post about it soon!
I got an AMAZING opportunity to do some illustrations for Jarrolds Christmas campaign. The project was based on Alice in Wonderland, which meant I had a lot of fun creating watercolour images. My illustrations could not only be found in the Christmas Gift Guide, but throughout the Jarrold department store and The Granary, on and within the window displays and even a few magazines. I have a portfolio post showing WIPS and photographs of the store itself which you can find here.
After having my work up in such a big store its really motivated me to create more! In December I painted a few Christmas cards for friends and family , and this A3(ish) illustration for my mum… and I love how it turned out. I really want to do more of this style this year because I really enjoyed painting them and loved peoples reactions…. even my own reaction…. like oh my gosh I can actually paint, with zero lessons, just picked up the brush and experimented.
So my goals for this year are to;
- Open an Etsy Shop
- Create more
- Save for a MacBook Pro
- Have Etsy shop open and running for Christmas 2018
- Get a Working Cocker puppy!!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!