After a long hot Summer I am pretty much giddy with excitement at the prospect of Autumn, by far my most favourite time of year. Roll me in leaves and feed me pumpkin spice everything, it’s time to get on with the serious business of fattening up for the festive season!
Now the school holidays are a distant memory in our house and normal service has resumed I’m back in the print zone, ready to crack on with lots of exciting new ideas.
I took a total break from lino printing while the kids were off school, for everyone’s sake. I need peace to concentrate and nobody wants a screaming banshee of a mother for six weeks. The enforced break was the perfect opportunity to reflect on the year so far and think about what’s in store for Ink & Folly going into the last few months of 2018.
I also gave myself a good talking to about practising a more healthy mindset and as a result I’ve adopted a shiny new approach: behold The Holy Trinity of Positivity!
Firstly, I promised myself that I’m going to stop comparing my work to others – it’s such a buzzkill. The number of times I’ve finished a piece of work and within two minutes on social media I’m convinced its terrible and should be burnt immediately! (My inner critic has a field day feeding off those pretty little squares). Theodore Roosevelt summed it up in six words: “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Well things are gonna change from now on, d’ya hear? Continue reading GROW YOUR OWN WAY