In the past 12 months my little business has really grown, and I have been lucky to have experienced some great things, so thought I’d pull some of my favourites together into this post.
In March I was contacted by one of the researchers from the BBC programme, to see if I would be interested in donating some of my work to a ‘Big Build’ show, which they were filming in my hometown.
I jumped at the chance and a few weeks later I was stood alongside a hundred or so other people to welcome the family back to their new and improved home.
The programme itself is still yet to be aired, but I will be sure to let you know when they have scheduled a date!
Artizan Summer Open
I submitted a couple of pieces for a local art exhibition – my first time exhibiting my work since uni! It was great to take my mum along to the launch event, and it felt very strange to see my work on the wall alongside other talented artists, but a wonderful experience nonetheless.
English Riviera Magazine
In October I was thrilled to see my Goodrington illustration featured as the cover image on the English Riviera magazine. It was such a great opportunity and really helped to introduce my work to the local community.
Cockington Apple Day
Later on that month I experienced my first craft stall – and what a baptism of fire it was! The morning was spent stood under my gazebo in torrential rain in the middle of a field, thinking “what have I let myself in for?!”
Luckily the weather cleared and I had a really successful day. I met lots of really lovely people and it was so wonderful to have such a positive response to my work.
Winterfest at Torre Abbey
I went to last year’s Winterfest as a customer and loved it so much that I made it my aim for the year to create enough illustrations to warrant having a stall this year.
12 months on, and there I stood – on the other side of the trestle table selling my wares. It was fab! I had such a fun weekend, and met some other wonderful craftspeople too – especially my stall neighbour Lyndsey from www.bloomsbylyndsey.co.uk – thank you for keeping me company and all the advice, it was really appreciated.
So… on to 2019 – I wonder what it will have in store? I can’t wait to find out!