Megan Amey
Illustration & Photography
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Vignette Journal

A lifestyle blog and photo journal by Megan Amey

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Hello, March!

Turns out this is a monstera heavy post... It's already the 5th of March (!!!) Howww?? This month started off with me going a little stir-crazy cooped up in the house because of the snow. It did make me draw a lot though, so I shouldn't complain. There's already another iPhone wallpaper on its way, and I managed to get a regular monthly illustration job, so things are looking up in Megland!

I suppose I have a couple of "goals/things I want to do" for March: 1. Release Paintboxfox's first zine 2. Get the ear piercings I've been thinking about getting for months 3. Start work on my portfolio website Through the snow and cold, somehow my monstera has produced 4 new leaves from where they were chopped off (due to an accident involving my cat a few months ago). Yay Mildred! I've finished all my drawings for the zine, and am partaking in #marchmeetthemaker on instagram - if you are taking part too, let me know! And I've had my first successful charity shop rummage in a while - green marble coasters. It feels like everything in my life right now is telling me I'm a fan of green...

 

 

 

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Hello New Year

Wow, 2017 went by in a flash. I don't know if it's because I was busy (although I didn't really feel that busy), or if it's come to that point in my life where years are just going to go by faster and faster. The first few months were spent working like a crazy person two interior design projects. I then kind of fell off the radar and struggled a lot for the rest of the year with some long standing mental health issues. My nephew turned 1, Harry passed his driving test and I made a bad hair decision that I'm still growing out (whoops). My mum got married, we visited Hastings a few times, my dad opened his own shop repairing and selling watches & jewellery (where I work part time) and we visited The peaceful Dunwich beach several times. I honestly think it's turned in to one of my favourite places. I turned 27, took up running, gave up running (lol), my friend Emily got married and I bought my dream camera after years of saving. I left my job as an interior designer and, somehow, managed to find the strength to actually complete my New Years resolution of doing all of the physical and mental health related things that I had been putting off for many years. It was a huge deal for me, and I'm actually pretty proud of myself for going through it all. Everything is slowly getting back on track, and in December I even got three illustration commissions - so let's hope that carries on this year!

In 2018 I'd like to get my portfolio/blog combo up and running, blog more regularly, and I have set myself a little challenge of doing monthly every day photo challenges. I'd also like to shop more ethically, get some more illustration/photography work and become a little more emotionally available to the people in my life. It's all started off pretty positively - Harry and I hosted a New Year's Eve dinner for a few of our friends, we wandered around Southwold and squealed about all the puppies on the beach on New Year's Day and got soaked in the rain, and now we're in Hastings... getting soaked by more rain!