As we hit issue 05 of this newsletter, it marks 5 months since I graduated from Arts University Bournemouth (yikes). It’s also around the time of year freshers are getting stuck into their first year at uni. To celebrate this milestone, October’s newsletter is all about the university experience, and why the most important lessons don’t always come from the curriculum.
I’ll also be updating you on my experience at the Catford Arts Trail earlier this month, as well as round up of the next craft fairs I'll be attending this winter.
Coming up this month: a deep dive into university and a craft fair update.
This month has featured a lot of sketching and journaling, as I've been preparing for craft fairs and the Christmas shopping season. It's been a bit stressful at times, but I'm super excited to share my work (and this newsletter) with more people over the coming months!
I visited Jersey in the Channel Islands recently too, which offered a lot of fun sketching opportunities for my travel journal. That leads on to the topic of September's newsletter, which is all about sketchbooks and why I've been using them regularly for the past five years. I'll be sharing my top tips for using sketchbooks, along with some previously unseen drawings and scribbles.
Before you read on! A reminder that I am still exhibiting at the Catford Arts Trail today (if you're reading this on the day of release) and next weekend (5th/6th October), so come and say hello if you're in the London area!
Coming up this month: why I keep sketchbooks and a sketchbook tour.
Welcome to another newsletter!
I hope everyone has had a fab August and you're preferably reading this on a warm beach somewhere...
The summer months (especially August) seem to be notoriously slow for most businesses, as everyone takes their holidays and goes out in the sun (you may ask 'what sun?' ☼ if you're in the UK). But this makes summer a great time to design new products and work on projects that have been put on the back burner.
The heart of all projects, though? Ideas! How do you find them? Is there an ideas catalogue? How much does an idea cost? All will be revealed in this newsletter.
Coming up this month: exploring idea generation and a craft fair announcement.