It has been such a long time since my last post that it took me a moment to remember where to go in the back end to write one! I keep thinking about my site though, always on my list of "Things to do", and not something I intend to neglect.
Firstly, I have to say thanks to those of you who are still visiting, I can see my traffic, so it's nice to know you're still visiting, happy new year to you all!
So why the long silence? WELL, so much has been happening! I just launched a new site that is dear to my heart Maker's Mrkt. Whenever I need to buy a gift, or even a treat for myself, I shop from smaller local business, creatives or young brands. As a creative myself I know how much a customer can mean to general survival and how much they are genuinely appreciated, so I decided to create a site to encourage people to shop small and support creative community.
I've always been lucky because I know so many talented Makers to buy from, but if you're not in my industry and still want to find these lovely products it was always so difficult to find them online. It is my intention that Maker's Mrkt will become that one stop place where people can discover and support creative talent by purchasing their art, objects and accessories.
Mrkt is still a baby with many Makers to find and add, but it feels good, and is a natural extension of my artist agency Maker's Mgmt, it's all about building a supportive network for artists and awareness from the rest of the community.
I have been absent from here, but not gone, and only while getting my head around these two companies with so much potential. As I am sure you can imagine there is a lot for me to figure out, I'm doing this all out of my own little pocket and making it up along the way, but I feel the most positive I've felt in years!
I intend this to be one of many catch up updates coming soon, it's nice to be back and I am excited to share 2018 with you. It's not all illustration anymore, but I hope that you'll continue to be part of my journey. Take a look and share your thoughts in the comments below, I'd love to hear from you after such a long break!