Just a quick update as I’ve been a busy bee lately. October saw me dipping my toes into finally exhibiting and selling my art for the first time which was terrifying and exciting in equal measure! There’s something very exposing and personal about hanging lots of your art physically in one place for friends and strangers to come and look at. However, I learnt an awful lot from both the local craft fair and BristolCon (like not to pack the tablecloth you need first underneath everything else!). Massive thanks and hugs to everyone who helped me with the events – you know who you are!

I’ve sold four paintings this month, met other artists and enjoyed finding out what people think about my work. I already have another craft fair booked for December and am pencilled in for next years BristolCon too. 

In amongst painting and preparing for the event, I also tried my hand at Inktober. This annual challenge tasks artists with creating a piece of artwork each day in October, using ink. I struggled with this medium, as it felt a bit like watercolour. I also decided to challenge myself further by tackling two subject matters that I don’t generally enjoy – still life and self portrait. I managed to complete 24 out of 31 and you can see them all on my instagram account, and here. Let me know what you think!

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