2008 was a great year, lots of new things happening and some heart tugging changes.
Not only did I manage to post to my blog everyday but I also added the titles AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR, TUTOR and COLUMNIST to my CV.
In June I began to move into my new indoor studio off the dining room, a wonderful space with a view across the Fen.
I gained a solo exhibition space in the village and exhibited in a palace.
I created and completed Postcard PenPals, I completed my 'Close to Home' project and had it published and I created and completed the MarumanX project. I also took part in the Everyday In May project: 'Voices' and sketched my food intake through July.
I was interviewed by Journal Craft Inspiration and Creative Construction: Life and Art. I became a permanent feature on the Lilyholt Road website.
I swapped chocolate for a sketch from Pete Scully, I took part in the Pay It Forward project, had a Royal Giveaway and won red pens from a Big Gay Dragon.
My eldest Son went to America for a week with my parents (without me) and passed his driving test, proving his growth into adulthood and sending my emotions into a frenzy! As if that wasn't enough to deal with, we are currently preparing for his skiing trip to Bulgaria with his college in just 8 days time. (Deep breaths Anita, deep breaths)
We lost our old Christmas tree and purchased a new one and we changed our topper from an Angel to a beautiful decoration gifted to me by Margaret Storer-Roche.
I drank down a zillion cups of coffee, I laughed, I cried, I loved, I ached, I sketched, I painted...Hell, I even pole danced!
What a year!