Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! + Self Portrait

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It’s time for the holidays!

I had a lovely day seeing the Christmas lights around Covent Garden and The Strand, and was super excited to be invited to Unread Magazine’s first event at Creoate. It was such an inspiring evening with talks, workshop and an exhibition. Named Pockets of Inspiration, the event featured a handful of entrepreneurs working in business development, art and writing, who discussed self employment and how they got to where they are now. It was great listening to people who were so passionate about they do, and repeatedly trying new things despite challenges. It really was a fantastic event that left everyone feeling so inspired.

I’ve also been working on a mixed-media self portrait. I combined a photograph of myself with scans of acrylic paint in Photoshop, pulling together lots of bright colours and paint textures. I wanted it to be something personal that reflects me but is also colourful and fun, and I’m really pleased with the result.

I’m home for the holidays and will be back with new work in the near year. It looks like it will exciting; I’ll be planning some online and in-person workshops, writing and illustrating a children’s book with my partner, and taking to illustration fairs and conventions.

Whatever your plans for next year, I hope you enter it feeling refreshed after taking some time off with your family and friends.

Much love,

Hannah ✨