Goodbye 2018, HELLO 2019!

A quick blog post today to say Happy New Year! I hope that whatever you did, it was filled with light, laughter, and love! I cannot believe it is almost the end of January already! Wishing you all a prosperous and productive year ahead.

A little recap on what has happened in the space since last posted. In December, my partner Ikr (along with parents and friends) and I spent 3 weeks sanding, priming, painting/varnishing to get our new home all ready to move into. I feel like we could now go on the TV show The Block and nail it, but, no thanks! The point is that we COULD, haha. We moved in late December and hosted Christmas/New Years. In amongst all this, I took out some time to fly to Queenstown to spend some time with close friends. December was a whirlwind and I thank you clients for your patience and flexibility during this busy time!

I now have a new home office to work in and I am LOVING it. Our new place is in Puhoi (North of Auckland) and we are loving the change of pace. There is an enormous amount of green out every window. The car and people sounds from our last place have been replaced with the baa-ing of sheep and tweets from just about every bird under the NZ sun. Bliss! I am so excited to crank out some work this year (this which has already begun). The new space is peaceful and inspiring and I hope this is reflected in anything produced from now on.

I am still trying to get Feeding Freckle (nee Feeding Neptune) published - This is a book I wrote and illustrated last year during a surge of creative energy). I have had many rejections now, but I will persist! Any contacts or leads would be appreciated :) Speaking of cats, how could I forget? We shifted our cat Bossy up to Puhoi with us - Not sure how many people have re-homed a sassy 12-15 year old cat before? Geez! She is settling in nicely now though.

I will leave you with some visuals which reflect what I have written about in this post. As always, they will be able to say more than whatever I write. Until next time, Cheyney xxx

Morning walk with friends in Queenstown

Morning walk with friends in Queenstown

My new home office

My new home office

View from my new home office

View from my new home office

A photograph I took in our lounge for my other business  Camille Co.

A photograph I took in our lounge for my other business Camille Co.

Bossy settling into the new place

Bossy settling into the new place

Exploring our new hood - Picture taken last night on our way back from Mahurangi

Exploring our new hood - Picture taken last night on our way back from Mahurangi