Autumn is in full swing ,the mornings are colder which isn’t so nice but the days have been warm & bright and the nights a little bit cosier. I love listening to podcasts and walking Elsie in this weather it feels refreshing and renewing. Today is the 1st of October so we’re in the last 3 months of the year! I’m actually starting to get excited for Christmas, which is unlike me I seem to be growing down :)
I hope you’ve had a lovely September…it always has that back to school vibe for me even though I haven’t studied for a long time now, anyone else? I like that though as it’s almost like a refresh button and a chance to recalibrate a bit. Am I talking nonsense? Anyway, here are a few of my favourite posts in September…
I visited Munich and went on my first pencil business trip with the team at Make Believe, a story telling agency. I drew live in a huge sketchbook and it was such a fun experience. You can see the post here.
I shared a list about the pro’s and con’s of working from home. I’m currently working on a very exciting new feature that I’m looking forward to sharing with you as part of this’ working from home’ series so stay tuned for that too! Here’s a clue: it involves some of my favourite illustrators!I was pretty chuffed with how my healthy vegan banana bread came out. I also revealed a bit more about my quest to get healthy here.
There were a few other illustration related posts so if you’re in the mood for a little read you can click here to see all of September’s posts.
Here’s what my goals were for September and how I got on:
1. Create a ‘healthier’ routine
I think I half achieved this one. I’ve had it in the back of my mind the whole of September but I wasn’t really pro-active in instigating actions. I did however start to make a chart listing the things I can do to improve my routine so I’m hoping to share my ideas once I’ve worked out a way to organise them.
2. Increase exercise and generally move more this month
Hooray! I nailed this one. I’m planning an update post on how my healthy regime is going so far so if you’re interested keep your eyes peeled. (It may contain embarrassing exercise pics!)
3. Discover a new vegan recipe book or blog
I discovered a few new blogs this month with lots of yummy recipe inspiration. My favourites are Deliciously Ella and The Honour System. I also borrowed a vegan recipe book from the library by Aine Carlin, I’ve had a brief flick through but this month I’d like to make some meals from it. Aine also has a food blog called pea soup eats (cute!)
4. Plan my website & blog re-design
This didn’t happen. Boo! I thought about this goal and that was about it!
My goals for October are:
1. Take more photo’s
I didn’t pick up my camera much last month and I really want to improve my photography and focus on capturing more every day moments.
2. Go to a new exhibition or two
I want to spend some time away from my studio to re-fuel and get inspired!
3. Be more creative day to day
This is a pretty loose goal but this month I’d like to draw more, blog more, take more photo’s, work on my project life scrapbook, make some crafts, new recipes and just generally be more creative in daily life.
What are your goals for October?