An unexpected change
It is that time of year when I get particularly reflective and more than anything I tend to look at my art and wonder what will come next.
Unexpectedly my time at the Endless Spiral will not be for much longer despite really enjoying my time in the shop. The owner has decided to move on and so I will be there until 9th January.
It’s been a fun time and it’s pretty educational seeing my work in a retail setting. I now understand the need for consistency and collections!
I had no idea how satisfying it would be to play around with window displays, not to mention do lots of glass painting.
As a bit of a solitary artist it was also lovely to have a more social side to my work and maybe this is something that I will come back to again in the future.
I am really grateful to Dasa Filipova for giving me this opportunity and lots of creative freedom. She has been amazing - letting me move and change things around!
Although I am pretty sad about this, I am excited about starting an online class ‘Winter School’ by Make it in Design in the beginning of the New Year. This will provide inspiration and prompts to generate work by. It will provide a bit of focus and distraction from the grey days of January.
I shall fill my days with colourful art!
I have also signed up to Editorial Illustration by Make art that Sells which will start in May. I really like the idea of editorial illustration as it could provide some interesting briefs to work to.
I’m pretty happy generating my own work, but there is something special about working with a client on a project and even better when it gets used in the real world. I love that feeling!
I have had some great projects this year.
I feel very lucky to be able to do what I love. I hope this continues for me in 2019. Thank you for sharing this with me.
12/13/2018 11:36:55 am
Thank you for sharing with us Jacs. It’s been an impressive year and it’s inspiring to see you becoming more and more professional. I feel you will have a long and lucrative career in editorial illustration alongside your many other creative activities. It’s on the tip of my tongue to ask if you might be interested in collaborating in running a shop some time? I’ve been enjoying the Pop Up Art Show we’ve been doing recently and will miss it when we come to the end of our run on 29 December. I’m nervous about the costs but if you want to have a chat I’d be interested. Be reassured that I won’t take it personally if the idea doesn’t sing for you. Xx
12/13/2018 12:16:51 pm
Thanks Mel, I will message you x
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