Happy New Year!
So 2019, like every year it's hard to believe we are already there, it comes so fast every time! As a creative mind, I always feel like I don't enough time.
Time is probably the biggest luxury there is and I wish I had Hermione's Time-Turner to accomplish ALL the projects I have in mind but that would probably be exhausting!
In 2018, my word of the year was "Balance", 2017 had left me exhausted, still I pushed myself through the first 4 months creating Ladybird a class in which I've put so much of myself. I launched it and it was successful enough but after the launch, I was left uninspired, tired and with no clue where to go next. It's not that I didn't have ideas they simply did not talk to me so the next few months after that I kinda floated around trying to figure out what was wrong with me. Then came my summer vacation and for the first time in 3 years I actually took a real vacation, meaning that I did not work on Kabostudio, barely did art, read books, cooked, clean the house, got rid of stuff and did an all lot of nothing. I realized I hadn't taken time to actually relax and replenish in so long that at first, I felt uncomfortable but as time pass I was getting more at peace, felt the sadness leaving me and was genuinely inspire and it was time for me to get back to work, knowing how to achieve balance. The second part of the year was spent creating, evolving, cleaning, organizing… It's not always easy to find the balance in all of this but I'm getting there.
For 2019 my chosen word is "FOCUS". As I said before as a creative mind I feel like I don't have enough time for everything and get easily distracted. I took an online class on workflow, time management and productivity by Lisa Congdon. The thing is I am super organized in my day job work but for my business, my brain goes in all directions because hey I have Ideas! :) So for 2019, I want to learn to focus, on top of my planner which help me tremendously I also got myself my first Bullet Journal, simple steps in getting where I wanna be and scheduling time for all that makes me happy. Currently, I'm aiming to finish decluttering the apartment, I started about a month ago and I can already see the improvement this has brought to my life.
I'm also working on several personal art projects, I just started a new canvas journal to explore, next week I want to start filming my next A Canvas Journey watercolour edition 2.0 my watercolour edition and portrait skills have evolved so much and I want to share those tricks with you in creating emotional, empowering portrait. Sign-up to the mailing list if you wanna be the first to know about the next class. All dolled-up with Lee-Anne is going really well. I started working on a photoshoot backdrop for my doll (that's a long-term project). And so many other things that will make the next year special and the Bullet Journal be very handy.
What's on your list for next year?
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Mixed media artist, doll maker and online teacher always looking for new ways to explore my imaginary world filled with pop culture, animals and timeless characters.