As the year draws to an end, I thought I’d take a look back at what i’ve been up to the past 12 months..
JANUARY. I started the year with a re-organisation of my studio, including getting new shelves for my stock & supplies. I also went to my first ever trade show - Top Drawer at London’s Olympia. This was a flying visit (literally), as we flew down to London and back in a day!
FEBRUARY. It snowed for a week straight, which meant having a few days off work. I’d never seen Edinburgh in the snow before, and it is as beautiful as ever. I also launched a range of Edinburgh greetings cards and took some fun photos of them for the launch.
MARCH. I took some time off work in March to visit my brother in London and my friend in Brighton for a couple of days. I enjoyed March Meet the Marker and took lots of behind the scenes shots for instagram, such as this one of my studio (its never usually this tidy!)
APRIL. I had family come to visit for a few days in April - we went on a sightseeing day trip to St Andrews, stopping at a few places in Fife along the way. I read my first book of the year (finally having some time to read!) and ate some really tasty food!
MAY. My birthday month and maybe my favourite one to look back on. I took a week off this month (there’s a bit of a pattern here..) to celebrate and roadtripped down to Norfolk with the boyf. It may have taken about 10 hours to get there (traffic), but we had the best time! I got to show him Wells-Next-The-Sea, which is my ultimate happy place. It was a pretty special trip!
JUNE. Ah, sunshine at last! I launched a range of 55+ greetings cards this month and felt pretty pleased about it as I’d been working on them for a few months. I also visited home for a couple of days and got to see my favourite fluffy boy for cuddles!
JULY. Look at all the blue skies!! July was a super hot month, which meant one I struggled with a bit as I don’t really like / do well in the heat (I moved to Scotland for a reason..). However, I did try to embrace it my attempting to do my accounts outside in the park and sight-see a bit on my lunch breaks.
AUGUST. I left my wonderful job at Curiouser and Curiouser in August for an exciting opportunity at my other job (UoE Visitor Centre). I also had my dad & brother come to visit and we took a lovely walk to Dean Village via the Water of Leith.
SEPTEMBER. More photos of my fluffy boy Clovi when I went home to visit family with the boyf. We also played mini golf and I got in a bit of a mood as I was loosing, badly. My illustrations started to be sold at the UoE gift shop in the form of postcards!
OCTOBER. I launched my 2019 calendar!! My favourite product of the year and another one that was fun to photograph. After doing a live drawing event for Edinburgh University, I was inspired to doodle on the A-board at work.
NOVEMBER. In short, there was a lot of Christmas prep this month. I took part in my largest Christmas Market yet (even roped in my mum to help) and launched a few new festive products to my shop.
DECEMBER. Feelin’ festive! I took part in the Summerhall Christmas Market (one I’ve been wanting to do for years) and was blown away at the success of it (thank-you all so much). I cooked Christmas Dinner for the first time ever and tidied the flat from top to bottom before taking lots of cute photos of our decorations.
Bring on 2019..