Tuesday, 12 January 2016

New Beginnings. Quitting the Day Job!

It's happening! Illustration is taking over!

Things are going to be a bit different round here. I'm finally going to be able to govern my entire week, and put energy, time and focus into my illustration, full time. I've got heaps to be getting on with, and it's a good mixture of stuff. There are bookish ideas in the pipeline, and in the meantime, I have a list of commissions to do. I also want to develop my card range; add new designs and find new stockists.

For me, the Golden Age of Cullompton Library,
working with Matt and finding him to be a friend for life.
This is a drawing a made for a poster advertising our
Storytimes for little people.
I'm going to miss all the lovely people I've met at the library, but I'm able to keep in touch with many of them. Some of my bestest friends have come into my life via the library, so for that I will be eternally grateful. It's been brilliant in lots of ways, but the best of it has been and gone, and so much of the job has changed beyond recognition, into something I have no interest in. The time has come to move on and chase this dream of mine.

I'll be working from our attic studio, while Andy works from home in his new job too, on the next level down in our spare room. We've just turned the guest bedroom into a sumptuous office. I'll be able to spend lunch breaks with my best pal!

So, with just under 3 weeks to go of employment, I am getting extremely excited to get going on lots of projects. It's amazing that this is really happening! Thank you God for all your blessings and provision.

The Sticker Card I drew about 7 years ago,
to reward our regular visitors to Storytime.

This is Matt following his own dream - making music as a
living; teaching Ukulele. It was an honour to draw this for
him as he pursues music. Things have changed!

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