October saw me interviewed by Danielle from ELC, proclaiming to the world that I love my bum. Yep. I also taught a Procreate class to an Aveo Retirement Village, created brand new packaging for Barkberry Manor, and had my mum over from Adelaide. October showed me the importance of balance and not to rush what doesn’t need to be, that sometimes the self-imposed deadlines we give ourselves need to be removed for creativity to happen.
November I painted 2 murals and two large illustrated signs in a single week. If you were to ask me why I did that, I could honestly not tell you. Timing is a funny thing. The first was for Moonee Ponds Central, a Christmas themed mural, and the second was for Warrior One Yoga. Both very different in pretty much every way! I also created some digital advertising and internal presentations for GoCardless, an online banking company and created onscreen graphics for the AMA Awards night. Digital and Analog, in the same month. Crazy.
Which brings us to December. As I’m writing this, it’s still early. There’s Christmas cards for corporate clients at the printers, Christmas painted commissions I’m partway through, planning for the first few months of work for 2020 and the final settlement on our apartment about to go through. All very adult and grown up, not sure how to feel.
Other notable things this year were creating advertising and stop motion videos for Long Haul Spa that we’re featured in Doha Airport, completing my third year publication cycle as designer for the Australian Medical Association magazine, Vicdoc, and helping other creatives navigate through problems with instagram coaching. It’s been a hell of a year.