Happy new year, happy new newsletter! It's time to kiss the 2010's goodbye as we soar (hopefully spectacularly) into a new decade.
To kick off 2020, I'm talking about what happens when your hobbies become a business. I'm sure anyone who dabbles in an art or craft has heard the line 'you should sell these!' at some point. It's really rewarding to see what was once a past time for you be purchased by a stranger, but making your personal work public for all to see can be challenging. I'll be sharing with you my top tips for making the shift, and how to cope with losing your hobby.
Coming up this month: changing your hobby from personal to professional and new prints!
I can't believe it's the end of the year already! It's been an... interesting... year for the world, so I hope you're all cuddled up in a warm blanket, preferably with a mince pie and a nice cup of tea. You deserve it!
For the last newsletter of the year (and the decade, wow) I'm going to be chatting about my highlights of 2019, picking out my favourite bits of TV, music and other bits and bobs. I'll also be looking back at my time spent as a freelance illustrator so far and trying to figure out what on earth I'm doing next year!
Coming up this month: how I found my first 7 months as an illustrator and my best picks from 2019
It's the penultimate newsletter of the year! The Christmas dinners are calling (it's 31 days to go if you're reading this on the day of release), but there's still a few weeks of working left before the holidays.
Hopefully this blog will make that time a bit easier for a few people, especially if you're currently (or thinking of) working from home. It's something I've been doing for a few months now so I thought I'd share some titbits I've learnt during that time, and why I'm such an advocate of the remote-working lifestyle. I'll also be chatting about some Christmas items on my Etsy shop, so stick around for that!
Before you read on! A reminder that I will have a stall at the Crafty Fox Market at Mercato Metropolitano on Saturday 7th. It's a fabulous food court with loads of food and drink options, as well as a bunch of other crafty traders - so come and say hi if you can!
I'll also be exhibiting in the Catford cARTon Gallery in Ninth Life Pub from 12th-17th December, 12-6pm. For more info, check out last month's newsletter.
Coming up this month: how I work from home and a Christmas shop update