Hello lovelies, I got back from Cornwall on Tuesday and since then I’ve been so busy trying desperately hard to sort things in my life out. I only wish I could share a little more with you, but I know that there are people out there that read this and I am wanting to keep a few things close to my chest until then. Its all wonderful news, don’t worry.
I have also decided that this week will see the closure of my jewellery store RubyRaeLove, not through any particular reason, I just feel that the market has moved on since I opened it up back in 2011 and I can’t keep spreading myself so thinly. Being a full time artist is what I want to focus on and my Etsy shop is doing really well at the moment and so I am going to be focusing my attention on that. Thank you for all your support you lovely lot.
Since I got back from cornwall my illustrations have taken a more colourful route, I forgot how inspiring the sea can be and not to mention being able to relax and stuff your face with food! I actually put 4 pound whilst i was there…and god does it show but It was so lovely to not worry. I also fell a little bit in love with cats and the colour mint, I can understand the mint but the cats? I have a bit of a fear of animals so thats a first, I have featured a few cats in my new illustrations inspired by my long weekend. Whilst we were staying in Looe where my Great uncle Bert lives, we visited him me for the first time and for mum the first time in years, he’s dyeing of cancer which was awful and sad as you can imagine but he is the loveliest man, i drew him a boat on the sea as he was harbour master at Fowey so he loves boats, we sat and chatted for hours. He looked so fragile and was in a lot of pain but him and mum laughed so much it was lovely to see her with members of her family, as we don’t really know her side that well. A few days later when I had left and mum had stayed on she visited him again, and he had framed the drawing and said it was the best thing he had ever been given. Thats the nicest thing anyone has ever said about my work, sounds silly but it meant a lot to both of us. It seemed a bit like a hello gift as well as a parting gift, as I don’t think we will meet again. That wasn’t mean’t to sound all down and dramatic it was just a very strange emotion to get my head around. So after me and mum ate a lot of cake to cheer ourselves up she is rather wonderful!
I think that encounter with Bert and life fragility made me realise, really what I should be doing with myself so I have made a massive list with the help of dad to get my life back on track.
I decided that I would change my room/studio becoming uninspired in your work place can just be the worst so i took down a few of my illustration and replaced them with ones by other illustrators and artists and made it look a lot cleaner. I mean to be honest i am the messiest human ever, so when I say i cleaned and re-arranged things it was obviously very needed. I have also purchased a lot more professional items to get prepared and ready for a few markets coming up, Organised what is that?! haha gosh you can tell I haven’t written a blog post in a while…rambling away.
So I thought for all you lovely lot I would mix up a few instagram photos of my last two weeks for you all to peak at, you can find me on instagram over at _ellamasters_ or click on the IG logo below my face in the top left hand side.