Well my work is no longer available through the Ohh Deer competition. It was an absolutely amazing experience that highlighted so many things for me.
I wasn't shortlisted but it's been amazing and I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported me on this crazy journey.
One thing the competition really highlighted was the small mistakes I made. I am an artist yet I am lacking a portfolio or an online portfolio.
I call this a mistake as this didn't help me to sell myself at all but it has now helped me and shown me what I need to do for the future.
Making mistakes is never a bad thing.
And now for some big adventures!
I started this year knowing that this year was going to be big.
It has already been full of crazy and that is continuing. I remember someone told me to enjoy the dull times because once the ball starts rolling it speeds up.
I didn't realise how true that was until now.
One competition is over and I have notes on things I need to do and then suddenly three more competitions pop up with deadlines that are in the very near future and I know that I can't miss these opportunities.
So I now have a lot of work to get done in a super short space of time but the best thing is this is what I love. I know there are going to be sleepless nights, I know there are going to be tears and stress but the thing is I also know that this is going to be amazing.
I don't care how far I get in these competitions, I don't care if I'm not as good as other people. For me putting myself out there for people to see, people I don't know personally is a huge jump forward for me and I am so proud of myself for that.
For the first time in my life the closed doors have opened and I have a chance, I am not going to let that chance slip through my fingers.
So let the art begin!