Happy New Year! I hope 2018 will be a great one for all of us, personally I'm pretty excited to see what it will bring. I hope if you had a break over Christmas and New Year it was a lovely one and you're all feeling well fed and happy! (I was sent back with a food parcel and I still have some left!)
I had a lovely break, I went to see my family and it was good to have a few days off, I think I needed to wind down a bit. I got back before New Year and have been working hard since then. When I do have a break, I find I always come back full of energy and ready to get on. I also find a change of scene really helps my work and gives me inspiration for some new creations. I was particularly looking forward to walking out in the countryside and by the coast. Living in London I really appreciate being able to do this whenever I go home. I often visit places I went to when I was a child so they feel very familiar. This time I went walking near Cromer and then went onto the beach (I am sea obsessed, I always need to get close to it). When I got back here I created some work inspired by the famous Cromer crab.
Here's a couple of photos from the beach, it's quite rocky but the colours of the stones are so pretty and there was some beautifully coloured seaweed. Nature has such amazing colours. It was pretty cold by the way, but I am a weed in the cold!
I hope you had a lovely start to the year and here's hoping 2018 will be a great one for us all! :)