Happy new year!

Well, it’s a new year and I’m feeling good, I hope you are too!

Why am I in a good mood? I’ve been thinking and I put it down to:

  • A break in the rainy weather (the sun is shining even if it’s cold out there!)
  • I’m a big fan of starting something new and I love the fresh feeling that a new year brings
  • I’ve discovered yoga! Well, I’ve been going to yogalates for 6 months or so but I recently signed up to a 30 day yoga bootcamp and am on day 5 now. It’s with ‘Yoga with Adriene’ – who was recommended in an Instagram feed of a Swedish fabric designer I follow. Watch the introduction video on YouTube here. She’s great – young, pretty, relaxed and fun too. Luckily, I have a part of the day when I’m kind of ‘in limbo’ – kids home from school, too early to cook dinner – so it’s the perfect time to ‘get on the mat’ (if I had one!) for some yoga. I fully intend to make it to the 30 days and am going to treat myself to a mat and a nice yoga outfit at the end – something to look forward to! (It’s the small things you know!) πŸ˜‰
  • Finally, I adore my boys but it’s good to get back to some balance in my life after the school holidays – I have totally made the most of my freedom this week (including wandering round the shops yesterday and some serious clothes shopping today, as well as some much needed exercise, cycling to work, oh and the yoga every day of course!)

I don’t really have any new year’s resolutions but there are definitely some things I want to do more of (drawing, having fun, traveling, relaxing and generally doing things that make me happy, including buying new clothes, made a good start on that today, watch out credit card!) Plus some things I want to do a lot less of (stressing about silly things mostly).

So, that’s my start to the year – the kids have been back at school for a week, I’ve been back into work and everything is back to the usual routine which is refreshing for me after 3 weeks of lazing around (which was great too, feeling very chilled now!)

I thought I’d share this drawing I was asked to do last year as a commission for a couple who got married somewhere a bit different – a big teepee! Drawing commissions are my absolute favourite – it’s so nice to be asked to draw something by someone who likes your style (I had previously drawn the client’s house for her). We’ve never met but she found me on the web and trusted me to draw the wedding venue for her friend as a present, no pressure! Anyway, here it is, with my signature patterned sky print. Happy New Year everyone! πŸ™‚


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