One of the oddest things about being a creator is that you’re driven to seek out conversation and companionship, while simultaneously trying to constantly return to some kind of individualistic hermithood, the solitude in which one can actually get things done. Nowhere is this more evident than in the festive season!

I love my family and friends, I really do, and I suppose this statement will potentially come off as being somewhat selfish and ungrateful – but I’m glad that all my social engagements are now concluded! Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adored every minute I spent with them. I caught up with some people I haven’t seen in a long time, I’ve had some excellent laughs with others and I’ve made some brilliant memories with others yet still.

But it all takes time, quality time, time that’s worth investing in your relationships, that you take from your own time, your resting time, your working time, just so that you can be there 100% for those you love and care about so much. And I’m glad that we do do this, it makes those times so much more special, and that’s why I in particular love the festive season.

But, now we’re all sufficiently sick of eating and partying and drinking and, and we’ve all gotten back to our day jobs, so too do I (and a legion of other artists, I’m sure), get back to our normal routines! Sure, we’ll see folk here and there, but we can once again get down to drawing and writing and singing and dancing, and all the stuff that we do that defines who we are.

I’m really looking forward to getting back into my routine, and seeing where 2017 takes me, artistically :) There’s a whole bunch of stories to be told out there, and I’ve got a whole lot of different ways to tell them!

Until Friday, my friends! Cheerio the noo!

M.