29 Dec Bye, 2020! 🎉
The new year is almost here and it is a good time to stop and reflect on the year we left behind and
think about what will become of us plan for next year.
For my part, this year has been crazy. 2019 was already a pretty tough year both personally and at work, and when I finally started to get out of it I found myself in the midst of a global pandemic that turned everything around again.
Even so, I think I’ve done more or less what I set out to do (except getting out more and seeing my friends more often, of course). I have drawn a lot more, I have gained new knowledge and taken some online courses, I have started to take better care of myself and go to therapy, I have read 49 books so far (you can see my reading challenge on Goodreads) and, yes, I got a haircut.
In addition, I have revived my online store, renewed my portfolio, started (and maintained) this blog and I have managed to keep up with all my social networks without dying in the attempt.
Looking ahead to 2021, I intend to be more active when looking for clients,
stop beating myself work on my peace of mind and my confidence, grow my online store, get more in contact with nature (if they let us), start a monthly newsletter full of interesting content, make a new zine and, if I can manage, read another 50 books.
And since we are talking about the New Year, I want to show you the project that I liked doing the most this year: the 2021 illustrated calendar.
I’ve been making a calendar for 5 years now, the previous ones were titled Amazing Women in History. They were A3 size (open) and the layout looked like this:
This year I have decided to make a radical change and fit it more to my current style. It is A4 size, spiral bound for hanging and is made with a super nice matte offset paper, which also allows you to write on it.
I have completely changed the design, now it is in bilingual Spanish-English, it has space for notes and the illustrations, more complex and colorful, take more space.
In addition, each month includes a creative idea to do at home: from collage to printmaking, origami or mini-fanzines… I will accompany these proposals with entries, ideas and tutorials on my blog, newsletter and social media to make it more interactive.
You can get it at my Etsy shop, I hope to see your creations!
How about you? What are your 2021 resolutions?