September is nearly over and although I'm pretty sad about the days getting shorter and the evenings darker, I'm also happy to get out my chunky knitted scarves, boots and comfy jumpers. During the summer I've garnered a new love for flashes of acid bright colour and have been trying to use more of them in my illustrative work and my outfits (which is a hardship for someone who lives and dies in all black everything) so I've yet to see whether this will carry on in to the Autumn and Winter, or whether I'll go back to my former minimally goth self.
The past month has been full of new things, such as a series of interviews which ended in me getting a new job which I start on Monday . I'm excited but also ridiculously nervous to be a supervisor and have to make sure at least forty people do their job correctly (including myself!) I've also been progressing with my Fresh Paint A Day project, getting quicker and hopefully better at working with virtual paint. Microsoft kindly sent me a Surface Pro to paint on with some lovely digital brushes which give a much better and more fluid finish than a pen. It was really hard to start painting using the Surface initially, since I'm used to using the tiny touch pad on my laptop, but now it's like second nature. It's not the same as painting with real paint materials as there's no give when you paint with digital brushes, however one amazing trait of the brushes is that they seem to be pressure sensitive and definitely make a stronger line when pressed more forcefully, which is a great mimic of the real thing. You can keep up to date with my paintings here.
I also managed to take a trip to London this month (which is only an hour away from Brighton so I don't know why I don't go more often) and saw St Vincent and David Byrne play, which was absolutely incredible. I've never been the kind of person to wait in line really early just to get to the front of the stage, but we happened to get to The Roundhouse pretty early and were so close to Annie Clark's pretty little face that it was unbelievable. We also took a walk before the show and had ice creams outside Buckingham Palace, which I've never been before despite living in Britain all my life and visiting London numerous times, and that was lovely too.