Life lately Looking to the future

It’s September where did that come from?! This year has gone crazy fast and I feel that the months from May to August were over in a flash. Over here I am working away on Christmas ideas and stock, a lot of small business I know have had this organised and nailed down probably by March but I find juggling my freelance schedule to be my priority when it comes to my work ( well more recently) so my products and items have sadly had to take a back seat, sorry to everyone wanting illustrated goodies.

My clothes spending ban is still very much in full swing and its been way over a month since I took the vow to not buy anymore clothes for a while, It’s done wonders for my bank account not sure if its that or my work load or busy schedule that have kept me at my desk for long hours avoiding shops, unless its to pick up fruit and veg?! Talking of fruit and Veg I have been on my new plant based diet for the last 12 days and I haven’t yet passed away from lack of sugar, fizzy pop or snacks which is surprising haha,  I cancelled my gym membership as my work load has pilled up, there is only so much I can juggle. But I have had a few trial trips to the gym at the end of my road which is nice not having to jump on the train to go for a run, silly logic.

I have had a couple of wonderful opportunities land in my lap as of recent (I obviously worked hard for them), I’m a little panicky as I find September and October to be my most quiet months so I am embracing those things that have popped up in my mail box and feverishly hunting out new and exciting projects, which I have found to be the best way. Not resting constantly searching, painting and developing my style. 

I have spent a good few hours updating my online portfolio with all my new work and clients which I am really excited about, and in a weekish time a big commission piece for London Fashion Week will be coming out which I am super excited about. So I have set myself a couple of fab work goals for the next Three months that include Magazine work, exhibition work and getting my work out there as much as possible so if you’re looking for a fun illustrator then I’m deffo your girl! Also E-courses are being sorted as I speak, it’s been sucha challenge but I’m so glad to get the ideas off the ground.

I’m so looking forward to Autumn its my all time favorite season, even though I didn’t actually manage to get myself a tan this summer, tut tut or a holiday for that matter.  I’m going to embrace Autumn in all its orangy glory, plus it will be my little nephews first Birthday in November which is amazing and scary all rolled into one. 

So top of my to-do list for September is to prioritse my work and having much needed breaks I can seriously go two weeks without a day off and not realise it, which is silliness and really not good for my health so embracing those new ideas and changes are very much needed me thinks. Have you got anything exciting planned?



  1. September 8, 2015 / 7:54 am

    Ooo-eeeee I'm so proud of you Ella! So exciting to hear about the LFW piece (: my September and October are going to be similarly busy, lots of work planned and plenty of pals coming over to visit! x

  2. September 8, 2015 / 10:28 am

    No wonder you get so many little opportunities, your style is so unique! Massive well done for eating a plant-based diet and having a clothing spending ban, you must be disciplined 🙂

    Jesska – Opal Soul

  3. September 8, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    Your portfolio is so packed full of wonderful things Ella! Proud of you. Make sure you get that rest time scheduled in. Work hard then play hard! xx

  4. September 8, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    Congrats on getting to do a commission with London Fashion Week! That's very exciting, I love looking through your portfolio, your style is lovely. (Love the look into your sketchbook series!) And for me…It's not set in stone, but I'm hoping to soon start selling some old clothes that are still in very good shape. And then I have a beach trip for next weekend! Other than that, college studies and hanging out with friends is my deal.

    Peace & Love // Celestralite

  5. September 15, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    I agree, time passes by so quickly and what do we have to show for it? Looks like your doing plenty fine, congrats! Been attempting a new diet myself. I want to actually start loving my body this time around. Lovely photograph, your style is on point. Take care x


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