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April

Hi there,

I’ve had a better month, although I’ve started living by the phrases ‘less is more’ and ‘it’s quality, not quantity’. That’s mainly because I’ve stopped being creative every day!

At the beginning of the year I had high hopes that I could be creative every day! That seems foolish now. Having said that I’m very pleased with the quality of the art that I’ve produced.

Here’s the link to view April’s art: https://hannahkirkartist.com/april/

Following the art exhibition that I was part of, in April, I’ve decided to be more active in selling my art. Therefore, in the month of May, any sales I make, I’l give 25% of the sale price to a charity that I support: Yeldall Manor. So, if you purchase one of my paintings you’ll support me in my quest to support them!

Thank you!

Take care, Hannah Kirk

February and March

Hi there!

I’ve had a very busy couple of months, so I’ve not done anywhere near as much art as I would have liked. Everything creative I have done, and all of my works in progress can be found here: February and March. 

April is also shaping up to look bare when I publish my creativity at the end of the month. Sigh. I have, however, got 8 paintings in a group art exhibition at the West End Centre, Aldershot.

Hannah

Do you also find that life doesn’t go according to plan? It’s disappointing when we don’t achieve what we set out to achieve, isn’t it? I’m trying to not let it get the better of me, and I’m starting again. Each day is a new day, with its own challenges. Each day I have the choice to be creative, mostly I just need to be organised – which is easier said than done. I intend to get back into art, but it might need to be after the school holidays.

I’ll keep you posted though. Take care. TTFN.

January Complete

So, at the beginning of 2019, I set myself the challenge of being creative everyday. The things on my creativity list include: loom band bracelets and charms, knitting, sewing, painting, drawing, colouring, etc. I’ve even included baking cakes in my list of creative things I do. My hope was that this would boost my mood. Unfortunately that hasn’t been the case. However, I do feel a sense of achievement for having completed a whole month of being creative, however basically, every day. Here’s a link to January.

I’m thinking that I’d like to continue doing this for the foreseeable future. I’d like to think that I can keep it up for a whole year, but I’ve already given up writing every day, so who knows.

As well as being a visual glimpse into my life, and what I do creatively each day, and as a way of trying to boost my mood and confidence, I hope that you enjoy seeing these creative projects. Sometimes these projects are quick and easy, others take a long time to complete. Part of the beauty of doing this challenge is that you get to see works in progress, and me trying new things – I don’t know how common it is for artists to show their works in progress, or even when they try new things and it doesn’t turn out right. It makes the artist feel very vulnerable and insecure (which is a problem for creatives generally – even on good days!).

Please let me know if you like seeing my creative journey; comments and likes make this sort of thing even more enjoyable and worthwhile.

How are your goals or resolutions for 2019 going?

Would you like to join me in taking being creative every day? Creativity can include art, crafts, creative writing. You don’t need to be brilliant – I know I’m not. Just try; you might even enjoy it! You can share photos of your creativity on my Hannah Kirk Artist Facebook page too, if you like.

Anyway, take care and happy creating!

This is not quite the start

In January and February, this year, I spent some time in hospital. While there I discovered that my new found creativity was the most effective part of my recovery. I discovered that writing was a new found love of mine. So, I started a Christian blog called Morning Coffee With Abba. In August, I decided that I’d actually like to sell my artwork and photography as a way of funding my writing. So, I started a business using the same name as my blog. However, this presented me with some problems.

So, I’ve now branched out further. I now have two trading names linked to my Ltd company. The first is this one, ‘Hannah Kirk Artist‘. The other is, ‘Hannah Kirk Photography‘. This then keeps things separate enough to show off the different elements of my creativity to people who are interested in the different aspects – without lumping it all to everyone.

That means that those who are interested in my writing won’t be bombarded with artwork or photography. Likewise, those interested in my art won’t have my writing or photographs shoved at them. If you are interested in two or more aspects though, feel free to follow, or ‘like’, more than just this one. 🙂

I hope you enjoy browsing my art. There is the option to buy through this website or order commissions.

Thanks,

Hannah

Hannah Kirk Artist is a trading name of Morning Coffee With Abba Ltd, registered in England and Wales number 11532057