Facebook has helpfully informed me that this photo is 3 years old.

Firstly, wow I look like a different person. Note to self: never go back to your natural hair colour.

Secondly it made me realise just how far I have come with my artwork. Want to know my secret? There is literally no secret. Just stick with it. If you enjoy it just keep doing it. And you will get better. It doesn’t happen overnight, you have to put a lot into it and don’t give up. 

Don’t give up when you don’t feel good enough. Or when other people tell you that you aren’t good enough. Maybe your work will be passed over for other people’s. Forget those people and just keep doing what you enjoy. Onwards and upwards, don’t they say? 

I mean I know how this sounds. I don’t mean to preach like I’ve “made it” but I have found what I enjoy and I intend to carry on. Perhaps I will write a similar post in another three years, looking back with embarrassment at my present efforts. I mean I almost hope that I do because that means I will be stronger then than I am now. 

I’ve drawn and painted all my life. I just never had any confidence in what I could produce. I didn’t want to show anyone because I didn’t want them to judge me.

Anyway preaching and mushing aside (no need to be a wet lettuce, right?) I also want to thank you all for reading my blog! Last night I hit 70,000 views which is insane. I must be doing something right if you weirdos keep coming back. Thank you for your support! Your likes, your comments… Some of the affectionate messages I have received over the years in my email inbox (!)

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