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Christmas Commissions

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Now that Christmas is over, I can finally share what I’ve painted/ drawn for the last few months! This one was my first commission – I’ve always enjoyed painting black and white only pictures and am keen to do that more. I painted it with oil.

Take a look at the rest of the commissions on my new portfolio page that still need a lot of updating:

Yasmin + Reyes
Ash Family
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To my delight, all my clients loved their new pictures and were thrilled to give them to their loved ones! One of the receivers actually contacted me directly and thanked me. Gave me a big smile!

Reflecting on 2014

It is hard to describe how my 2014 went. It was amazing, I had a lot of exciting things happening but on the other hand my confidence was terribly low, I was struggling to be positive and brave. Entering 2015, I see it as an opportunity to kick myself in the bum and start believing in myself.

I started the year selling my first set of cards.
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I behind-the-scenes photographed an exciting fashion shoot in Manchester.

I decluttered my studio.
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Hello 2015

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Wow, it is the new year already! 2014 was one hard and amazing year but that is a whole another story.

My 2014 new year resolutions didn’t go as planned – be more organised and healthy – and instead of writing down all the excuses I’ve been telling myself, I will accept that it didn’t work out and try harder with this year’s resolutions. Go me!

Eat healthier (of course). I need to cut down sugar and eat in smaller portions.

Better time management. When I took on one too many commissions for the last few months, anything else in my life nearly didn’t exist and as much as I love painting, I need exercise, blogging, social life etc. I thought I was going crazy!

Do more nice things. I want to visit more exhibitions and new places. Sometimes I feel my budget doesn’t allow me to do that as much as I want to but I do realise I can do things cheaply or at least put a certain amount of money aside monthly and use that savings to visit someplace new.

Sounds good? Tell me yours!

Wait. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL AND HAVE THE BEST YEAR EVER!

Christmas Joy

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Did you have a merry Christmas? I did! Always good to spend some time with family and play a lot of board games, even though I kept losing..

I got money for christmas as well as lots of nice little things such as polaroid cheese slicer, perfume and notebooks. I haven’t blogged about my birthday few weeks ago but my amazing boyfriend gave me a new iMac for my birthday stroke Christmas present! I am very lucky.

What did you get for Christmas?

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Livework Colour Block Point Pens

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After admiring over these pretty Livework Colour Block Point Pens for a while, I finally bought two of them from Shedquarters – “Lilac” and “Snowgray”. It was so hard to pick because I wanted every colour available but my budget wouldn’t allow me! I think I will snap up “Vermillion” one next time - bright red, soft blue and cream goes together really well.

They are by far the nicest pens to write with. They are light and their nibs are thin (0.38mm), which I love about after their gorgeous colour palette.

Need new pens? I’d definitely recommend them. You can buy them over at Shedquarters (free UK delivery on all orders!) or Fox and Star. There are some lovely patterned pens too!

Do you have one? Do you love them as much as I do?

BDA Youth Hollywood Ball

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In November, I was hired to photograph a night event hosted by BDA Youth. The event was a Hollywood themed ball. Everybody were looking lovely all glammed up!

At the start of the night, I hopped in a hummer limo with 14 of attendees for an hour and then arriving the venue I photographed couples and friends on the red carpet before they went in the hall. I walked around and captured as much as I could at the rest of the night. The photobooth and dance floor were especially fun!

Here are some photos from the ball. Enjoy.

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