With the first half of the year quite well completed with a new job and a space to paint the next few months were more about investing time in enjoying the life I have and taking care to meet up with people important to me.
Busy with work creating tropical outdoorsy windows for Rossiters followed by a trip to Italy with Nan and Mum and viewing the apartment Nan was eyeing up to buy. I received a commission for an interior design company which despite all my years in the gallery business went the way all commissions do and was a real pain in the arse.
Working out in Box, lovely summer fields, planning Autumn displays at work, Pet Shop Boys at Royal Opera House, my first visit to the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.
Wonderful weather continues. Nan moves house! I visit Bev and have a very uphill walk on the Downs. Beach trips. Fish & chips and prosecco, veggie BBQs. I infiltrate a stag do disguised with full beard and even a penis (made out of wash up sponges and jay cloths).
A sumptuous Scottish wedding with dear friends, a family holiday in the Dordogne and Rich and I explore Marseille for a week.
Busy with work, work, work. A trip to Oxford with chums, London for the Bjork exhibition and the Courtauld.