I'm back!

Good evening, welcome back, and Happy New Year! It feels like an eternity since my last post, especially as Christmas and New Year seems to make all the days blur into one! 

My Christmas this year was an interesting one, as the day before Christmas Eve, flu decided to come and attack me, and I can safely say I have never felt so ill, it's true what they say about not being able to get of of bed even if there was a briefcase full of money just outside your bedroom door! 

So, I didn't eat too much once, I didn't eat a singe mince pie, and I drank nothing but Ribena and re-hydration drink (which I'm sure did not taste that horrible when I was little!) But I did get some lovely presents, spent lots of time with my family (all be it laying on the settee) and managed to watch the whole first series of The Good Life. 

It also gave me lots of time to think about the coming year, and to reflect on how much has changed in the last few months. I've dropped out of one MA, and started another, my entire career path has changed and my boyfriend and I have made the decision to move home in June and start saving to buy our own place. Over Christmas we went to his brothers housewarming, and seeing him and his fiance in their very own house has made me more eager than ever to stop renting and buy! 

So, New Years Resolutions? I said I wasn't going to make any, and I haven't really, but there are things that I want to do differently this year:

  • Take more photos - everyone says that every year though right?
  • To actually go to some of the exhibitions I save in my bookmarks folder!
  • To keep making art
  • Lastly, to stop trying to plan everything so much. In September I thought I knew where my life was going, at least for the next 2 years, and in the space of a week all that changed and I completely freaked out about not knowing what was happening. But now I realise I don't need to always know, and I'm happier than ever being excited about a certain amount of the unknown. 
I hope you're all excited and optimistic about this year too, and I hope so far 2011 has been good! Does anyone have any interesting or unusual resolutions? I'd love to hear them! 

As I didn't take a single photo since my last post, I'll finish with an image that makes with want to run about screaming because I love it so much.

Anish Kapoor//Cloud Gate//2004

I love the feeling you get when you look at an amazing piece of art and all you want to do it shout that you love it and jump up and down...unfortunately you can't really do that in a gallery! Luckily, Kapoor is currently exhibiting in Kensington Gardens, London, where I will be able to jump up and down as much as I like! 

Much love 

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