Wow, October sneaked up fast! Not long left of the year, which has made me reflect a little on all the projects I’ve done and the ones I’ve wanted to try. I seem to forget how productive I can be!
I started the year still really into art journaling and got my smaller A5 dylusions journal which I still love. I was also doing a lot of mixed media projects in Spring like my Printer’s Tray and Steampunk themed shadow box. I like to come up with a theme then collect all my materials for that.
I turned 30 which was actually really fun and not long after in May began to take my photography more seriously. I got a lovely little camera for my birthday and did some reading about photography and how to take better photos. I still love this and plan to do more.
I must have felt pretty confident by then because I started writing advice and tutorials for crafty projects. In June I turned my hand at carving my own stamps with lino and creating art journal pages with my own designs.
By July I had decided to try fabric pens, which are really fun. I still have lots of ideas for them! My love of all textiles continued as I started to teach myself embroidery, and decided to buy textile paint and wooden blocks (still to come!).
My more recent projects will be felting, which I have wanted to try for ages. Plus, I am still doing my photography and experiementing with different ways to capture my work.
In a more technical sense, I have started learning Adobe InDesign which was frustrating at first but now I am enjoying it. I see it being a useful skill to combine with my photography and art projects.
And finally, I have had loads of great comments on my posts which makes my day – thanks! I guess it shows that I love a creative challenge, I love to learn new things and express myself with different materials. I also like to combine things and see what happens. Art is about experiementing as much as anything else and is a great place to do that – it is the enjoyment from doing as the finished design and whenever I feel stuck, I have to remind myself.