Tuesday, December 31, 2013

See you on the other side

I'm not a huge fan of New Years eve. Everyone wants you to drink more, stay up later, party harder and have much more fun than you might on any other given night. I can't handle the pressure. Then I get annoyed that everyone sleeps in on New Years day – hello, it's the start of a whole new year, don't you want to get started?! I love New Years day, love love love it. It's when I coordinate all my 2014 planners (because I have a yearly wall calendar, a month-by-month wall calendar, my pocket diary and my day-to-day list of things to do) and get up early and shout loudly and PLAN!!! Which people with appalling hangovers don't tend to be very interested in, weirdly enough. It's the day of the year when all I want to do is go aggressively shopping for all those little useful things I always forget about and think I really need (2014: salad spinner, wooden spoons, copious amounts of plastic containers and things that probably don't even exist, like drawer dividers, to name but a few). They should call it Planning Day.

I'm really never sorry to see a year go, I'm far too interested in what's coming next to spend my last day of any given year just hanging out – I need to plan for Planning Day. And so I'd like to share that energy with those of you in particular who have had a really crappy year. In the last couple of months, many of my nearest and dearest have been experiencing some real difficulties. I hope that 2014 is kinder to you all.

To be honest, I am happy to see 2013 go. For me, while this year has been incredibly exciting and busy, it has also been quite trying. I am very much looking forward to 2014, in which the tune of life will definitely change (whether that means it will be any less busy or exciting, only time can tell). To all of you who share my sentiment (it's ok, you can tell 2013 to fuck right off if you like), I send out the warmest of wishes to you for the coming year, and hope that 2014 is kind, healing, exciting and whatever else it needs to be for you.

I can't wait to share my upcoming projects for next year with you all! To get you started, I hope to see some of your lovely faces at the launch of BONUS CARD's debut show, Loom of the Land, at Craft on 16 January. Thank you all for your amazing and ongoing support, happiest of New Years, whatever form that may be for you (anyone want to borrow my label machine?).


Festive detail of Totem by BONUS CARD – see you at craft next year for more flirty sculptural works! 


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