It has been absolutely sweltering hot in my little studio and since my windows don't actually open I have been slowly melting, add children's school holidays into the mix and the result is not a lot has been getting created! However, I have been managing to rework some of my existing images in the cooler evenings while mulling over the idea of preparing to open an Etsy shop in the near future. For now, here's my little folk tin with an update all of its own, including a new background!
This years first round of the GTS is finally upon us! We received the brief two weeks ago and deadline was today. A journal cover which included; Japanese Anemones, Stag-horn Ferns, Hand Lettering and an optional figure. I've been hidden away, immersed in creative bliss and enjoying every minute of the process and am pleased to have a new piece of work for my portfolio. Meanwhile, the results of the first round will be published on Friday, along with the gallery of entries which promise to be a feast for the eyes. There are only 50 artists chosen to get through to the next round and the standard of work is just incredible, I have been genuinely blown away as my Instagram feed fills up with visual gorgeousness. The judges are going to have a difficult task ahead of them, I certainly would find it very hard to whittle down. This is the stuff hopes and dreams are made of and I wish all of my fellow artists, many of whom are friends, the best of luck as we all hold our breath and wait until Friday!