So Christmas & New year are over and we are already well into January, and I’m
getting stuck into some new work.
The end of last year was a very busy period. I had 5 pieces in Eastwood Fine Art,
I also had two Art Fairs to exhibit at, commissions to complete, as well as
renovating a house and remembering to frame all my artwork. I don’t think I
have ever been as busy as I was in the months leading up to Christmas. The
Christmas break was much needed!
We managed to move into our little cottage on December 22nd. Our new house is
about 8 minutes drive to the studio. I’ve never actually lived away from my
studio before so I am quite excited about this. One of my New Year resolutions is
to create a better work/life balance – as cliché as that sounds, so I am hoping that
living away from the studio helps this!
After a few weeks off (filled with moving, lots of Christmas food, lit fires and
movie watching) on New years day I headed into the studio for the first time in
what felt like a long, long time. It was perfect. A day full of painting was so rare at
the end of last year, so to ignore the admin and get stuck into some studio time
was needed. Any tips for creating a better work life balance would be
I will be doing a blog post in a couple of weeks with a few updates on my new
series but until then, Happy New Year!