Charlotte Kathleen - A Re-introduction
I'm Charlotte; author and creator of the
content of this site.
To start off, I am a Creative Artworker in Manchester. I hope to soon be a graphic designer in one of the amazing studios dotted around Northern Quarter, though I do enjoy some of the more technical aspects of the printing industry.
I love to dabble in hand lettering, you can check out my Instagram here. But I don't want to only do that. So I'm learning more illustration techniques and pushing my creative muscles in hope of finding my niche and style.
I have so many interests in the creative realm that it's very hard and very overwhelming to know where to start and how long to spend on each one.
I want to dabble more in Photoshop as it's something I've always struggled with but now I have more of an idea of how to use it and create things within it. I want to progress my painting as taking my eyes and mind away from the screen is so damn appealing that I can treat it as an escape. Another interest I have, aside from Graphic Design as a general, is video/animation creation. I did a few projects at uni and I've been wanting to re-do them since.
My current agenda, aside from really giving myself a break from all expectations, is to rehash some old projects and see how much I've learned in the years since I graduated. I adore getting stuck into something I'm passionate about, but I've been unlucky enough to lose the spark that sets it all off. Itches I can't scratch, thoughts that have no conclusion. It's a horrible burden to want to create anything and everything and constantly falling flat.
Aside from my creative ambitions, I like to read and do yoga. I've been away from these two for too long and I'm really starting to feel the painful absence of them from my life.
I've had a bit of a wobble this year, not knowing what I want to do but feeling constantly frustrated with where my life seemed to be heading. I'm hoping that with the new GESSO Community, I might be able to clear my head and find a direction. I have a lot of ambition, but little to no self belief. I'm hoping by setting some miniature goals I can start to feel like I am getting somewhere and not in a state of overwhelm 24/7.
Talk to you guys later!