Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Come back blog, all is forgiven

Eeek! A badly neglected blog is neither use nor ornament and in my job, not helping people to find me either. SO today is set aside with the job of updating some of my neglected social media in order to unify my profile.
What it actually demonstrates is how busy I've been over the last year, which is definitely not a bad thing but make me wonder if I've lost any of you along the way? Well, it is now time for me to put that right and become a more dedicated blogger for you all.
Yesterday saw the launch of my 2016 course brochure, an exercise which has seen me awake until 2a.m. checking dates and times as my worst fear is that I double book myself but I'm really pleased with the brochure and for the first year ever, I've released all of the dates at once. I used to only give out a term at a time but it seemed silly to know what I was doing and not tell everyone else too.
I often get asked about 'what I do' and saying 'Artist' doesn't really seem to sum it up as, with many jobs, people have a preconceived idea of what that entails. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not the sort of person who thinks that their job is tougher than people realise, it's just that the word 'artist' conjures up someone starving in a garret and not the diverse range of skills I've had to acquire over the last 20 years. I don't think most people realise that I spend far more time on admin than I actually do painting. Part of it is because I teach, which means I need to advertise, plan and organise (and I am the OCD Queen of organisation) but making sure people know who I am takes a huge amount of time. Which brings me full circle, I've neglected my blog and therefore, must do better. Hopefully I can entice you back with what I'm up to over the next few months and will endeavour to be a better blogger.
If you would like to view my 2016 course brochure, you can do so via the Issuu site here:
2016 Course, Workshop & Painting Holiday Brochure