I’m fortunate to be sitting here in my little cottage just out of Yallingup where I’m spending a week recharging the batteries in anticipation of a creative and prosperous 2012. It’s a beautiful spot…
This is Injidup beach, just down the road (a bit) from the Wyabup cottages where we are staying. It was totally desserted yesterday when I took this pic with my trusty iphone 4 and I’ve yet to have a swim there but I look forward to lots of walks there in the upcoming week.
Unsurprisingly, I always get a bit reflective at new year; things haven’t gone as well as I’d have liked these past 5 years and time seems to be racing by at an alarming pace so now, as usual, I am thinking of how I can possibly make 2012 a better year all round. Making resolutions and plans that are within reach is important, but also making these goals something that requires a bit of spleen is good, so my first resolution will be to run a marathon. Sitting at the table here after a lovely lunch of fresh ham and sourdough bread, I feel that this is immensely achievable but when I set out on my next run, I know I shall be painfully aware of what a challenge that will be. Thanks to my fabulous personal trainer, I am confident that this will happen. Maybe not in Paris, as I had originally planned, but somewhere!
My next one is to spend some more time with this blog, cataloguing my work and hoping to get my message out there to prospective clients in order to attract some more interesting projects. Although I continue to work on ishoperth magazine (I can’t seem to lose my love of magazine design), I am looking forward to some different and interesting creative challenges, starting with the fruit of my Sri Lankan trip, Sarogini’s cookbook, which I hope to start in the following weeks from now, and an immensely challenging project that I’m going to be doing with a local architecture firm which will require me to think outside my normal range, tackle some new dimensions and different materials.
But first things first… champagne for tonight, good friends and family, and this amazingly beautiful corner of the world where the beaches rival any I’ve been to and which I doubt will ever be surpassed.
Happy New Year!