As my illustration business turned one year older recently I was thinking about all the things that have happened since I started, all the opportunities I’ve had so far, all the things I want to achieve still and all the ways I have grown. This includes the mistakes that I made. I’m sure there will be a few more along the way and I’m not suggesting that what happened to me would necessarily happen to you – everybody’s experience is unique after all – but I decided that I’d share my mistakes in the hope that maybe you can avoid some of the traps that I fell into. Here are my five biggest mistakes to date. Some of them are really cringe-worthy. (You’ve been warned!) Continue reading →
I hope you didn’t think that I had abandoned you. The reason I got quiet during the last quarter of 2018 is that I got so busy with Inktober and work that I felt overwhelmed and I just couldn’t find the time or the energy to write. You know me, you know that I love you and that I love sharing my thoughts with you. But I love ‘me’ too and I value my physical and mental health, which I had to put first.
Now that we’ve cleared the air let’s take a look at the highlights of 2018 and my wishes for 2019! Continue reading →
A lovely maker whose posts and content I love recently surveyed her Instagram audience about blogging, and more specifically about how to find things to blog about. Her question got me thinking because I used to ask myself the same question – I sometimes still do! – and after sharing my experience with her I realised that it would actually make a good blog post, so here we are!Continue reading →
Since a lot of people (and therefore clients) are taking things a bit more slowly and/or are going on holidays things have slowed down a bit in the studio. This led to asking myself how I could make the best use of that time. Continue reading →
When I started my business I had this idea that since I was my own boss and able to choose my hours I would end up working a nice 9 to 5 and use the rest of the time doing whatever else I wanted. I was wrong. Continue reading →
As some of you might know already, at the end of last year I enrolled in the Make Art That Sells (MATS for short) Bootcamp class. As a result I spent the first five months of this year creating artwork for the course in my spare time. MATS Bootcamp 2018 ended a couple of weeks ago and I thought now would be a good time to look back and share the artwork I produced. Continue reading →