Gosh it's been a while! I took a little break from uploading any blog posts, or photos on my Instagram account, because it's been all systems go at my end. I therefore thought I'd take the opportunity to fill you in on what I've been getting up to behind the scenes, both with my business and my life in general.
1. I moved house!
Since we last spoke, I moved out of my lovely apartment in South West London and moved in with my partner in a slightly bigger place, a little further out of the city, in the bustling, arty community of Crystal Palace. It has taken a while to settle in but we are feeling very at home and lucky to have found such a beautiful place to set up camp. The big bonus for me is that we have enough space for me to have a proper office/studio! This is having a huge effect on my productivity and makes me feel like a proper businesswoman now!
2. I have completed some freelance work
I have recently completed a really exciting project with Daniela at Women Make Stories
- it is a Writing and Mindfulness map, used to track your writing process, and includes prompts and a pack of stickers, to make each map unique to every person. They will be launched on Daniela's website soon, and available to purchase. It was such a learning curve creating this project and I am really proud of it.
I have also completed a freelance design job creating a theatre poster for upcoming production 'Our Last First' by Lucinda Coyle, to be performed at The Union Theatre, in November.
For more info on working with me on a freelance job, you can check out my nifty new page 'Freelance Design Work
' on my website!
3. I have been in two plays!
As you may know, alongside my design work, I work as an actor. I have been lucky enough to perform in two productions recently. In July I played Emily Brontë in a new musical about the literary sisters, performed on a book shop barge! In September I played Biddy and Clara Barley in an outdoor production of Dickens' Great Expectations, which we performed for a three week run. It's been so lovely to reconnect with this side of my life again, but of course accounts for why I haven't had time to be as active on my social media as I'd like!
4. I have been making commissions
I have created several new commissions, with a couple more in the pipeline. It's been lovely to have this work tick over whilst I have been less active online. Here I was asked to create an Alpaca themed piece with reference to Greek Cypriot heritage, hence the olive branches in the background.
So what's next?
So since I wrapped up on all of these projects, I finally had time this week to journal, reflect, and look ahead to the future. Over the next few months I would like to develop my portfolio of theatre design posters as well as prep my shop for the Christmas rush. I have another acting job in October which is really exciting. I am also going on two holidays - firstly for a spa trip with my best friend, and then in November to Fuerteventura with my boyfriend. It will be so nice to relax after a busy summer. Roll on autumn, and whatever else it may bring...