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Plans change

I am a great one for writing lists, planning things out and crossing them off., but sometimes things change.

January can feel a little anti climatic after the frenzy of December, and the rush to finish commissions and make deliveries.

And then suddenly its Christmas and everything stops. You have time to breath, have family time and relax, the last of which I always have difficulty doing.

And then before you know it the month is over, and you I have a feeling of missed opportunity, a nagging ‘You should of used that down time more productivity’, which I know doesn’t make sense!

I had plans to create new works, make contact with new people, learn new mediums to add diversity. But now the routines are backand I need to get back to making money so the list has changed a little with those things going on the back burner for now.

I know how lucky I am to turn a passion for making art into my business, but it can also be tough knowing that what originally made me relax is now my work. I feel like I should switch off more but when I do I just want to draw!!

Let me know if you find this too or is it just me… 🙂

Inspired to print, coins and fingers

After a week learning about lithographic printing at Jane Street Printing in Leith,  I and the Sketcher Twins were inspired to make our own prints this weekend.

Using coins, fingers and brushes we ‘spent’ the morning making marks on several pieces of paper, a montage of which I have added here. And a tip if you are inspired to do the same, the less paint you have on the coin the better the print, up to a point.