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Hi.

Welcome to my blog and portfolio. Here you will find my work and my musings. Have a nosey 'round!

My Plan for the Coming Year

My Plan for the Coming Year

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Hello again, I promise to be more frequent with my posting now..

While I've been away I've made a big decision this past month or so. The decision to quit doing private freelance work and work solely on my own personal projects. I've done this because I have a very small amount of time during the working week to be able to work on my own thing and while I loved being able to work on jobs I was hired to do- I couldn't grow my portfolio to display the work I like and like creating.

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I like to think I'm a passionate person, I have an itch I can't scratch at the moment all to do with design and creating the things I see in my head. I keep writing down my passing ideas which I hope will develop into proper sized projects. With these in mind, I'm hoping that I can figure out what kind of designer I want to be and then I can start looking for specific freelance work and hopefully a specific studio to work within!

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This break I'm taking from private hired jobs will be until the end of December 2018, intending to return to freelance in January 2019. By the end of this 12-14 months or so I have a few things I want to tick off. So it isn't going to be a quiet stint by any means! On my list I have things such as personal development; for example I want to keep up with my yoga practice- I've noticed very small improvements and I believe it's helping to quieten my mind. On top of this I want to take more time to read, read self development books, read design books read fiction. I want to get back into reading as it is a great way to relax and also educate the mind. Exploring literature is something I believe everyone should do- it's great!

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The other side to my list is obviously to do with design and making art. I have a few projects in mind I hope will push my current skill set and get me out of my comfort zone. Along side this I am hoping to build my website and host my online portfolio on there, finally bringing my blog and portfolio together in one place. Throughout this year I am hoping to work more on my blog, create more content and hopefully walk through these projects I'm planning for myself. I'm not going to share any other specifics, as I want this to be an organic year of working through my creative block and going with the flow of my life right now instead of going against it.

I hope to be posting again soon, potentially showing some more work! I still have my Lynda account so I will be including some learnings from there with you all. In the meantime, keep up with my posts on Instagram as I fully intend to post more on there as well :)

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Thank you for reading my little post and my little plan! Also check out the #cbloggers anniversary blog week- I'm taking part! Any other creative bloggers out there please do share your posts, share your links and get in touch!

CK♥

PS. Any bloggers or creative folk in Manchester who wouldn't mind a new friend, get in touch! I've had a tad of a lonely 8 months since living here, would be nice to meet new people and get in with the scene!

January- A Summary

January- A Summary

Whoops.. I'm still here!

Whoops.. I'm still here!