I’ve said it many, MANY year in a row but this time I mean it (ha, ha). This will be my year for my art!
2017 was literally taken over by my actual 9-5 job which, for many months was more like 8-7 which left very little time for me to focus on any of the things that I wanted to do. Although I acknowledge that work will have some high demands from me at certain times of the year, I refuse to let it stop me from achieving my personal goals. As they say, work to live, not the other way around.
I have set myself a number of resolutions for the year, some art related, some not; but one of the main resolutions I’ve set is to complete one piece per month. Now, in June this won’t be feasible for me because of work but either way, I want to have 12 completed pieces by the end of the year – whether all for my personal portfolio or a combination of commissions and portfolio work.
I have already got off to a good start, with the completion of two commission illustrations earlier this week. I was commission to illustrate two wedding invitations – one design for the daytime guests, the other for evening and the only brief was that the client wanted the venues to be the basis of both invitations. I surprised myself with how fast I was able to work as I wanted the Christmas break to be a complete break and so only started these on New Year Day. Just 2 days it took me to get both pieces completed – an absolute record!
Both pieces were completed in watercolours, acrylic and artist pitt pen on mixed media paper.
I feel so inspired and pushed by my own abilities at the moment that I am determined to stick to my resolution. I am slowly but finally finding what I think is my style and I am very excited to see how my portfolio progresses.