Made a giant list then I ungianted it.
I wrote it at the beginning of January then edited it a thousand times.
Here is my mad ranty list for 2017. (This was originally posted to tumblr in February, I'm not that late offa the mark!)
DRAW EVERY DAY…<EDIT> DRAW AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.
WHAT WAS I THINKING, DRAW EVERY DAY! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA! idiot. It’s time to buy a new sketchbook (DONE). I’m going to find something, look at it and draw it. (DID). I’ve started to draw when I need to rather than having it as a daily practise and improving on what I do. (THAT’S BECAUSE YOU’VE GOT KIDS) So whether I spend a lot of time drawing something, or I do a quick sketch it’s time I began to observe the world around me a bit more and illustrate it. I’m an illustrator, this is a no brainer thing to do but an easy thing to forget to do when you’re busy with little rat-bags and housework. (I’M NOT FORGETTING TO DRAW, I DON’T HAVE TIME, WHO WROTE THIS??!) ANYWAY, I HAVE BEEN OUT TO DRAW THIS WEEK AND IF I HAVE A SPARE QUITE MOMENT I’LL DOODLE, BUT NO MAD PRESSURE… GOODNESS…
DRAW THE FULL AND FINAL STORY BOARD FOR MY SECOND BOOK SO WE CAN START TO SHOOT IT! Amazing photographer and my best mate Laura Peters and I have spent the best part of two years working on an fantastical children’s book. I wanted to test shoot it this year, but I think I need to paint and draw some beautiful story boards first so we have a complete direction. I am so impassioned with this idea and I don’t want it to fade. So, this is something I really need to crack on with. Get all the sketchbooks out, all my written stuff and get to work on creating this thing! TWO THOUSAND AND EIGHTEEN MAYBE THE YEAR WE SHOOT! It’ll all be totally worth it in the end. It will be an epic book. This is a little peak of one of my creations… there are five of these waiting to be a thing that kids can lose themselves in. YEP.
HAVE A PHYSICAL PORTFOLIO. I’ve written and illustrated a children’s book. I have made prints and drawn pictures and made five flying bloody blankets. I’ve designed logo’s, worked on visual identity for loads of different small businesses, I’ve made props, worked on theatre workshops, BUT I have had two children and have bugger all to show for it if some nice company wanted to give me a job. Regarding this, 2017 is the year I’m to get my shit together. <EDIT> THAT SAID I AM SO OUT OF THE LOOP! DO PEOPLE STILL HAVE A PHYSICAL THING? I WANT ONE BECAUSE I LIKE TACTILE THINGS BUT AM I AN OLD LADY?
Will I be expected to do a power point? - JOKE. obvs…
NETWORK. Meet people. All people. Sell my talents. Start being TOTALLY proactive in making my creative practice my day job. STOP BEING SHY ABOUT THIS AND HAVE FAITH. I am not a SHY person.
MAKE SHIT! PUT IDEAS IN TO PRACTICE!! Make stuff for people to own. Reuse and recycle to the max. Do loads of markets and spend all my earnings on other peoples nice stuff. Standard shit.
THIS LIST HAD TWO OTHER THINGS ON IT BUT I REALISE I HAD TO PULL IT BACK BECAUSE I’M ALWAYS OVER DOING IT! I NEED TO BE KINDER TO MYSELF AND IF I DO ANYTHING EXTRA, THEN I’VE CLEARLY PUT THE KIDS IN BOARDING SCHOOL. HA!