Why I won’t make it to Mardi Gras this year.

I’m not going to make it to Mardi Gras this year and I am very disappointed but despite the FOMO (fear of missing out) I am glad in a way to be having a year off and to be able to keep focussing on what’s important.

I have been much more focussed this year on getting my life under control. Work, love, and a lot of other obligations that I have been putting off are high on my list for action.

I’m sorry that I won’t be there to report on all the speedo clad hijinks for you, but I will make sure that I share lots of links after the event so that you can still check it out.

As I focus more and more on what’s important to me and on getting on my way to building some kind of future for myself events like Mardi Gras seem to be less and less important. Sure I’d love to be dancing up Oxford St in my Speedo but Mardi Gras isn’t going anywhere, but hopefully I am. For those of us not based in Sydney either, it can be an expensive exercise, so each time I feel like jumping on a plane I remind myself what I am keeping the money for and that my friends is a book.

Yes, stay tuned because I am currently working on a book that I will be selling through the blog and my own websites. Many of you have been asking about where you can see more of my work and this will be a great and inexpensive way for you to own a little slice of it for yourself.

I am also looking at ways to raise the money I will need for printing and publishing so you can be sure that there will lots of chances for you to win signed artwork and free books.

As well as my own professional work I am also thinking about publishing a book of my own images. Yep all those shots you see floating around the internet in one glossy book. Then maybe other things like mouse pads, playing cards LOL the sky is the limit. Like I said, I’m toying with the idea but I think it would be something fun to have available through the blog.

So the sacrifice of one dirty weekend away, will be worth it in the long run I hope.