2018: A YEAR IN REVIEW
From top left, reading left to right in rows.
JANUARY was all about Lush bath bombs (spoiling myself), ColorPop - and I bought my first stylus, a Heiyo, to use with iPad
FEBRUARY Finishing Brave Oleander, the title piece of my pending show in April
MARCH the Beast from the East blew into Fife on the last day of February, making March a time of interesting scenes set against white
APRIL my first solo exhibition! The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, hosted my show and it was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who visited and purchased my work, and above all to the Open Eye people who made it such a pleasure to exhibit.
MAY exhibition over, it was time to move house. Dusty collections of textiles had to be washed before packing, and made this gloriously colourful display as they were pegged out on the dog-pen fencing to dry in the mountain air
JUNE house move going strong, B being a hero at house renovations while I packed up the boxes and the rooms gradually emptied out
JULY seeing things in the excoriated surfaces of skips, the exposed floors in the house, and my old familiar pareidolia I would stare at on the walls collected as keepsakes
AUGUST about to leave the old house, I made sketches of all my favourite angles and nooks as a farewell; also had some very strange dreams from our improvised bed once the furniture had gone
SEPTEMBER I discovered Procreate and my life (as Binky McKee) expanded and everything began to fall into place
OCTOBER I joined Inktober from my Binky McKee Instagram account (on day 19, a bit late) as a side-line to a children's book I am still illustrating
NOVEMBER What can I say? It was all about Folktale Week, and what a wonderful week of discovery it was!
DECEMBER All about making Christmas cards once the decorations were up. Then cooking, cooking, entertaining, and cooking some more.
<<<<<<< !!!!! A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS 2019 TO EVERYONE !!!!! >>>>>>>
What a year it has been, a year of changes on every front and level. My goal for 2019 is to continue with the growth I found in 2018, be thankful, and keep learning.
Thanks for visiting, see you next week!
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Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland
My Illustration Work:
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