I was definitely feeling bit mean when I submitted my Pisces illustration for Red Magazine, those poor little fish. I was also keen on the sardine tin option but the cat got its way in the end!
Happy birthday to all you Pisces people!
January over, and for a number of reasons it has been a very difficult month, at times I have felt like giving it all up and getting a proper job. But hey! it's February, there aren't any jobs out there and I feel like I am reaching the top of this particular hill.
So here's my February list:
Do another trade show. I signed up for a stand at Pulse which takes place in May and have now overcome serious second thoughts and paid up, so there's no going back. I have three months to come up with something new, not sure what yet. Could be textiles, paper, ceramic or all three. Maybe another tray? Although I think Kerry has come up with the ultimate collection, look no further!
Get out more. Lucy is off to Stockholm today to go to the furniture fair and generally hang out for a couple of days. I am a very envious mum, but she is going to report back to me with what's new out there in the world of design.
Redesign my website. With a page for my illustration portfolio and social media buttons in place. I am already on Twitter and although nobody knows yet, Pinterest and Instagram, just getting to grips with these, who has the time??
Sort out my mailing list, get a newsletter up and running.
What with my freelance design work, this will keep me busy but my other aim is to make more time to see my all-important friends.
There, it's written down now - I have to do it!
p.s. the illustration is from 'My Hands' a 'read and find out book' with illustrations by Aliki, always makes me smile.
Posted by virginia at 10:23