What a year 2020 has been so far! Nothing has been normal nor is it likely to get any different anytime soon. Christmas is just around the corner – 62 days to be precise – and it will be a different one, possibly difficult too, for most of us.
I came back to work on the 1st October after several months of absence, picked up some pencils and paints and made a start on designing new cards and tags for this year. I have not yet started on anything larger as there are less opportunities for showing due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions. It has indeed been a strange year. However, major changes to the way we work and live gives rise to developing other ways to promote and market. I am now building more of an online presence and reducing the face-to-face events which have been non-existent since the beginning of this year. In 2021 this is likely to continue and may even become the new ‘normal’.
I feel a bit like a fish out of water in a virtual world but it is quite exciting learning new ways to adapt. I am looking forward to setting up my first online shop to compliment my website. I hope to have something up and running by 1st December, just in time to show and market some of my new Christmas merchandise.
In the meantime, stay safe and look after each other.