The Joy of Happy Accidents...
You hear about 'happy accidents' all of the time... and let's face it, everything we do is one big accident; Nothing can ever be truly planned, we can only ever plot and hope!
Of course not all accidents are happy. For the second time since I began this blog, the platform host has lost every single one of your lovely comments! I've considered disabling them altogether (I mean the comments of course, not the host) because it's upsetting when you have taken the time to comment and then they all just disappear! Apparently they are 'working on the issue' but hmm... I'm not holding my breath!
Never mind... This year has also brought with it some really happy accidents...
2017 was going to be my year of saying 'yes', even if something felt way out of my comfort zone. The commission I'm working on now for example... I'm certainly comfortable with the subject, but the size is something quite different! 38" x 56" is the largest painting I have ever tackled... But I said 'yes'... and so far so good...
Earlier this year I engaged in a conversation where I accidentally found myself saying 'yes' to being interviewed on a Podcast. This is something that I thought would be way, way too terrifying! But I did it anyway and it went okay!
This interview led me to accidentally meeting Tara Roskell, aka 'The Idea Medic' who then invited me to be interviewed on her own Podcast. And following that interview, quite by accident I found myself co-hosting a joint episode with her soon after...
This one joint episode accidentally led in to several more joint episodes and then quite by accident, we became actual friends who began chatting about all things bonkers over the phone... including elephant poo (don't ask)!
Then one day we accidentally found ourselves talking about some really creative joint projects for the new year... We accidentally planned a new website... along with a brand new fortnightly joint podcast on a completely new channel of it's own, to accompany the site for 2018... And now we have accidentally started making all of these things happen...
So 2017 has propelled me in to an altogether different direction than I had 'planned!' And it's all been just one big happy accident!
If you want to know more about this exciting new project, then keep watching this space. I'll be sharing all soon!
But meanwhile, you can click on the image below to listen to another one of our joint Podcast episodes. This one is all about online art challenges... Enjoy!
Q. So, what's been your happiest accident...?
(Share in the comments below)
Week in a nutshell...
Working on: A brand new creative project in 2018
Acheived: 10 weeks of healthy eating and exercise... And some new muscles!
Learning: Lots of 'techy stuff' Essential for 2018 plans!
Wishlist: iPad Pro
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