Friday, 7 June 2013


Crikey...has it really been THAT long since I blogged!? Wow!! Time flies...

Well, I am still officially very busy (which is a good thing!). I'm currently working on:
  •  4 commissioned paintings
  • 2 commissioned pen and ink drawings
  • 8 short story illustrations
  • 2 logos 
  • 2 tattoo's
  • 2 art workshops and 
  • Stuff to exhibit in a Christmas Art Fair (for very prestigious art center) 

So,  those are the things that have been confirmed. I've also been approached by an old friend of mine who plays the bass in a Scottish cover band. They specialise in weddings and would like to offer a personalised tree to couples that book them as something that will make them stand out from the crowd. The band are good and they played 75 weddings last year so that could work out really well.


I've been approached about a graphic novel project (all very hush hush so that's all I can tell you at the moment)

It's going better than I could have hoped for...still not earning very much at the moment but that is not the be all and end all!

So what else have I been doing? Oh yes, I have applied to sit of the Board of Directors for Swindon Healthwatch. Healthwatch are taking over from the old LINK's which is were I have been working for the last four years.  It's a voluntary role (albeit at board level) and would be 8 hours a month...I just figured that I should put my money where my mouth is. I'm always going on about volunteering yet, for the first time in a very long time, I'm currently not doing any. Also, after spending all that time getting my Masters, I don't want to let my skills and experience in that sector slide. I had an interview last week which seemed to go well so am now just waiting to hear whether I will be offered the post. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Right, I'm off...need to finish illustration number 3 today and get the preliminary sketches done for one of the logos. I shall leave you with the photographs I took as I painted my last commission piece.


TALON said...

Yes, Carol, it's been THAT long! :)

I can see why you're so busy - your work is pure magic!

Carol said...

Talon - Awwww, you are lovely!!

I seriously can't believe it has been soooo long...shocking state of affairs!!

I do adore know that right? Your comment has made my day :-D


C x

D..J. Kirkby said...

Long may your busy-ness continue! x

Carol said...

DJ - *crosses fingers*

I would be ace if it did :-D

C x

BT said...

Busy indeed and well deserved success for now and the future. Love that commission work. Enjoyed dipping into a blog - something I haven't done for a long time.

Mel said...

Okay, I was wowed before all the colour and glow happened. I could tell you "you're GOOD", but best to leave that to those who commission your work, or who grab you to illustrate...or who wanna partner with you. Yes, I know it's about getting yourself "out there" when you go with the wedding gig...but I sure hope you're chasing what your work is truly 'worth'. LOL. OF COURSE you are..
You just STAY's lookin' good on ya.

Carol said...

BT - I'm hoping that it will continue and that I can start earning a proper living from it! I have to be honest, I'm loving doing it!

I know...I hardly ever read blogs now...just seems like I don't really have the time! Too much to do and not enough time to do it all in!!

Mel - Awww, you are utterly wonderful and I think the world of you :-D. Your always so supportive and it definitely helps when I have one of my 'Aaarrgg, I'm not good enough to do this' moments!

Am hoping that I manage to stay busy...would be ace if I could :-D

C x

JJ said...

Carol: Busy is great! As a lifetime learner, I think what you are doing is terrific.

Suburbia said...

Your blogging record's almost as bad as mine at the moment! Just checking in after a long absence, hope all is well?

JJ said...

Stopping by to say Hi.

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