Friday, 7 June 2013

Update

Crikey...has it really been THAT long since I blogged!? Wow!! Time flies...

Well, I am still officially very busy (which is a good thing!). I'm currently working on:
  •  4 commissioned paintings
  • 2 commissioned pen and ink drawings
  • 8 short story illustrations
  • 2 logos 
  • 2 tattoo's
  • 2 art workshops and 
  • Stuff to exhibit in a Christmas Art Fair (for very prestigious art center) 

So,  those are the things that have been confirmed. I've also been approached by an old friend of mine who plays the bass in a Scottish cover band. They specialise in weddings and would like to offer a personalised tree to couples that book them as something that will make them stand out from the crowd. The band are good and they played 75 weddings last year so that could work out really well.

AND

I've been approached about a graphic novel project (all very hush hush so that's all I can tell you at the moment)

It's going better than I could have hoped for...still not earning very much at the moment but that is not the be all and end all!

So what else have I been doing? Oh yes, I have applied to sit of the Board of Directors for Swindon Healthwatch. Healthwatch are taking over from the old LINK's which is were I have been working for the last four years.  It's a voluntary role (albeit at board level) and would be 8 hours a month...I just figured that I should put my money where my mouth is. I'm always going on about volunteering yet, for the first time in a very long time, I'm currently not doing any. Also, after spending all that time getting my Masters, I don't want to let my skills and experience in that sector slide. I had an interview last week which seemed to go well so am now just waiting to hear whether I will be offered the post. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Right, I'm off...need to finish illustration number 3 today and get the preliminary sketches done for one of the logos. I shall leave you with the photographs I took as I painted my last commission piece.