I'm soooo not ready to re-join the rat race next week. It's been really lovely having some time off and space to do what I want to do. And nothing. I've done quite a bit of nothing. I was so busy at the end of last year, basically churning out picture after picture, moving from one deadline to another without a break. I just turned into a drawing machine and found little joy in most of it. I'd like to say I'll be better this year but I'm already booked up all through January and into February. It's a tough one. I'm trying not to moan cos I know loads of people aren't busy and are worried about money...and I've been there myself many times and don't want to ever go back. I'm honestly grateful for having the work. But surely there must be a happy medium somewhere? I don't really do the whole New Year's Resolutions thing. But if I did it would be to focus on the work that brings me joy and makes me want to leap out of bed on a morning. And if it doesn't then it has to pay shit loads of money ha ha.
Our little angel came home from uni on Saturday. I'd say how lovely it is to have her home but we haven't seen much of her. Since she arrived she's either been in bed, working (she got her old job back for the hols) or out with her mates. But her room is trashed, she's needed a zillion lifts and she's eaten all the food. So it's lovely to be back to normal.
I wanted to take the dog with us to vote last night so that I could use the suddenly popular #dogsatpollingstations But by the time the other half arrived home it was cold, dark and chucking it down. So we went in the car. Without the dog. Anyway I'm glad the damned thing is over now. I'm bloody sick of seeing political rants everywhere. I haven't asked a single person how they voted. I don't care. As long as they're funny, kind and entertaining we can be friends. All those people who think that others, who don't share the same political views, are idiots get on my chuffing nerves. I'm hoping they all shut the fuck up now and go back to moaning about the weather and the amount of dog poo they encountered on the school run.
Taking a nano second break from the busiest December in the history of Dawn Machell to share what I've zapped on instagram in the last couple of days....cos I'm too busy being busy to remember to double post. It's not an advent. But it's close. (Rejects from my christmas card design which I niftily shoehorned into my schedule)