Updated: Jan 10, 2021
Happy New Year!!
Well, today is new year, although I know nothing really changes, it is only the date. It seems a lot has changed and hopefully 2021 will be a better year for all.
I don’t really follow politics but I know that we left the EU this morning, I think with a deal and we came out better than expected. But who knows what will happen? I don’t have that much knowledge about the EU, trade deals or actually anything relating so I can’t really comment. But what I do know is, there will be some change to come. The optimist in me is hoping it will be a positive change, but in reality, I don’t know what is going to happen. Actually, I don’t think anyone really knows what is going to happen.
Now the big C word that seems to have consumed every persons existence during 2020, Covid-19. Hopefully with a new year things will start to look up, but I know that a virus doesn’t know what day it is, what time it is or even what is going on in the world. So, how would it know that it needs to start leaving every one alone. It doesn’t. But, I am really hoping for some more positive thinking going on in the world, I am hoping that people will be able to resume back to a little normality, but most importantly, I am hoping that everyone will be able to see their families, have the support they are so desperately needing and have a little closure on the devastation that no-one could have possibly predicted in 2020, Covid.
On a more positive note, I have blocked the holes to my new space which will become my upholstery and sewing room, with expanding foam. I have painted most of the floor and the edges, so in a few days I will be able to move the items that are currently stored in there onto the newly painted floor and paint the rest, then I can move in. I can finally start something I have wanted to do for many years, work for myself, sell my artwork then hopefully one day travel the world. The space wont just be used for my artwork or upholstery, I will use it for everything that takes my fancy at the time, I will be able to try new things, paint canvasses bigger than I ever thought I would; well up to 6 foot wide anyway because that is the height of the door. I will be able to experiment and have a little space I can call my own and create. Create things that make me happy, create things that will make others happy.
I have decided that 2021 is all about happiness, after the disastrous year we have all just had I want to inject a little bit of colour, hope and love back into the world, in anyway I can. I realised a long time ago that when you are positive, you spread positivity, it is infectious!! There is something about a positive vibes or words that just uplift others and their spirits. You can see the colour change, you can see their appearance brighten and they then spread positivity! It is a win win situation in my eyes. If I am honest, the world needs a little more positivity.
Off on a tangent again!
There are now electrics in the unit, well half! The plug sockets have all been put in, it just needs connecting on the other side! Eventually it will be a warm, comfortable and creative space. I am shuffling units and appliances around so I can sweep, clean, cement and paint the floor! It is a juggling act really, which I am not very good at!
The floor is the most beautiful shade of blue, the walls are white and eventually I will cover with paintings, artwork and bring some life into the white brick walls! I really am so excited for this new chapter in my life.
Currently there is not too much to update, except my new work space. Hopefully in a few days time I can be all moved in, starting a new chapter and loving life once again.
Having a little creative space that I can lose myself in is something I am so excited for. There are so many things that I want to do that I will probably just sit in there for a few days taking it all in and letting my emotions settle. Who knows what will happen! I don’t even know what I am doing tomorrow. Okay, I will probably be painting, maybe.
I have some little updates to do on my website tonight, but first I thought I would start a little diary, the saying goes something like ‘start as you mean to go on’.
Painted the new space, expanding foamed all the holes, moved some stuff and had a general tidy up. Took Ted for a walk across the common, came back, phoned my friend, for a catchup before the football match started.
My friend is trying to convince me to go to Ha Long Bay in Vietnam with him in March. I thought it was a typo at first until I realised that was the place name, I had a google and it looks absolutely beautiful! I ahven’t looked at flight costs or anything just yet, but I will. He says it is around £600, but with all the stuff that is going on at the moment, I don’t really want to be travelling abroad. I feel there will be too much animosity between countries and residents. Maybe another time. But also, look at that place! It looks amazing. I would love to go, but maybe one day I could take a drive and explore more than just tourist places!
This has been brought up with me a few times. I will be sure to find more out about this later on, but for now, everything is says resonates with me. I am looking forward to finding out more, experiencing life with this new aspect added to it.
Updates on the new space to come!
Happy New Year everyone. Hope 2021 brings you happiness, love and peace.