If you had asked me what this year has been like, I probably would have said slow, easy, a rest period.
But it's funny when you look back on it, so much was actually achieved. The biggest thing in my books was setting out structure and strategies for balance. It would be in implementing these strategies that I would have to say is why I look back on the year and think what a year of low-key rest.
The truth is the studio grew, with more employees and collaborators coming on board.
The studio in itself is a whole other thing. With a growing cohort of regular kids, our adult classes, holiday workshops, private parties, and more.
We attended 4 major festivals, hosted an exhibition, and collaborated with numerous councils and shopping malls. And next year is looking even bigger!
As an artist, I managed to have a solo exhibition, one that I felt was over due. It was beautiful to be able to share a piece of my soul with so many.
A big shout out to Flying Arts Alliance that enabled me to share my business knowledge with hundreds of people this year. I seriously love all things start up and if you'd love to chat about workshops and guest speaker opportunities for next year send me a message.
Public art came in the way of community projects and temporal murals this year. I love painting on things and I think 2024 I'm ready to get back into this a little more.
As a family we travelled over 8000km this year with a mix of for fun and for work. This country is beautiful and I must say I'm a huge fan of the road trip method. Watching the landscape morph and adapt is captivating and truly an essential part of my practice and my cup filling capacity.
Through these adventures, I have witnessed many of Australia's beautiful native species up and close and personal with my family all too patience as I sit and soak up the presence of wildlife in their environment.
I've take so many photos this year I've create a space just for them @stallingphotography on instagram so I don't clog up this page.
Thank you 2023