2011, the dark horse

Well here we are.

New Years Eve and it feels like its time for that recap on the year that has been post.

It's been a rough one thats fo sure. I had such an amazing year mapped out for myself and then a tsunami came along and kicked me in the preverbal balls. It messed with everything and it took me a long and painful time to recoup from it. I wasn't in Japan at the time, I didn't feel the instant wrath of the angry wave,  none of my family was affected and for this I am thankful. None the less, I did feel its affects on another level.

I think I felt lost for the most of the second part of the year. There was so much anticipation, I was totally in the moment and believing my own hype. I could do anything and I was making everything happen for myself. I felt in control of my career and its development and I felt happy. I had planned so much around the outcome of that proposed Japan trip that I could not see the path without it. Consequently I have been adrift since.

I think I might focus on what I did achieve this year.....
I ran a work shop at the Jam.

I developed a new body of work.
I held a solo exhibition for SALA.
I was apart of a group show at One Small Room
I worked on and promoted a new production line.
I worked on an amazing project with the talented Ruth Allen.
I did laugh alot with my friends
I was a featured artist on Aspects promo.
I held a regular, once a week blowing session.
I employed a regular assistant.
I developed another body of work in which I see great potential
I participated in another group show with group of talented ladies
I was asked to participate in the amazing pop up house for The Design Files
And I was featured in Inside Out Magazine
Lost a job and gained a job
Enjoyed a brief obsession with sewing 
Worked on a commissioned piece
Worked on another commission for an amazing lady who gave me free reign
Got a cat face

And maybe the most exciting thing... We are planning our wedding for next year.....in January!

So yeah, I guess I did some stuff. Maybe I shouldn't be so hard on myself? I'm a good guy at stuff?
Stay tuned for things I want to do.....
 Now lets all go out and get ourselves a cocktail.