Good morning lovely people! I don't think I've ever written a blog post this early before - but given that I have to leave for work in ten minutes, it's really my only window of the day for blogging (simultaneously eating toast and drinking juice). Some of you may have read my updates about getting a full time job recently - others of you may have missed them - so I am here to confirm that I am now in the possession of a Social Media Executive position. I work for a small agency in the beautiful and very un-London Finchley area and, so far, am absolutely loving it! Social Media has interested me for a while, and its certainly been a big part of my Illustration career since graduating. I think most creative people will agree, it offers an audience to showcase work to, a support group to discuss ideas/stresses with and a community to share information with. Its great! Don't believe me? Get a twitter account.
As a slightly negative (perhaps?) side effect of this job, I feel its safe to assume I'll have less time to paint. For the first two weeks of my job I was working on three rather time consuming commissions, and it was quite tough! Late nights and early mornings are not easy, especially when you're moving into a new flat and trying to get a grip on a new job.
Having said this, I don't want to lose the lovely group of people who follow my work and support me, so I am here to promise that I wont stop. I will continue painting, and continue thinking of ideas and blogging, not only for my followers, but also because I think I'd go mad if I stopped! It's been a tough year since graduating but painting has kept me focussed and I'm proud of what I've accomplished, so theres no way I could throw that away.
So, here's a recent commission, posted all the way to New York, for a man to give to his friends, on their wedding day.