I know its been a while since I've blogged. I got out of the habit of writing and just couldn't get back into it. Well all that is going to change this year. Lots of things are going to change this year.
Thats one of the things I love about the new year. No matter what happened in the previous year you can sort of draw a line under it and start again. So that is what I am doing.
So far I've had a great start to the year. Spent a wonderful week in London at the SWPP Convention where I had my first opportunity to take part in the judging of the annual print competition. It was such an incredible experience to be a part of choosing this year's very worthy winners and I feel very honoured for having been invited.
Along with this I again had a couple of speaking engagements which also went very well. As always I panic before hand (and even say 'never again') and as always I come away on such a high that I immediately offer to do it all over again.
The best part about the whole week though is the incredible friendships I've developed over the years (6 years in total so far). Its like going home to a family reunion each year. I sincerely hope this carries on for many years to come. What a great way to get January out of the way too. There is no time for that lull after Christmas and before long it will be spring.
Now to mark one of my changes for the year ahead I've decided to give myself a little challenge. I've read of people doing a 365 challenge where they are meant to take a photo every day of the year. For me that is just madness. Then I read of someone doing a 52 challenge, taking a specific photo each week of the year. Well knowing myself and my ability to fail at such challenges I set myself the target of 12. That's one special photoshoot a month where I try to create something unique while at the same time stretching and perfecting my skills.
And here are the photos I created in my first special photoshoot of the year. I hope you like them as much as I do (although I am a little biased as this is my daughter).