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2022 Phrase for the 12 months – Tasha Goddard

2022 Phrase for the 12 months – Tasha Goddard

2022 Word for the year – Tasha Goddard

It’s onerous to enter 2022 with a optimistic angle when the Covid numbers listed below are scarily excessive:

31 December 2021 UK Covid numbers from

And when a few of these closest to me are going by means of actually shitty occasions.

However… I’m an optimist and so I’m going to do my utmost to return down on the facet of hope and see if I can manifest a greater 12 months. And, actually, given the circumstances, this 12 months hasn’t been all that terrible. Two out of the 4 of us are double-vaxed and boosted and the opposite two ought to be double-vaxed by the tip of February. To date, we’ve (so far as we all know) escaped Covid. We now have managed to get on the market slightly bit (although not outdoors the UK nonetheless), with journeys to London, Bristol, Cornwall, Edinburgh and Carnoustie. We now have seen (not all of us for all of them) a bunch of musicals, the circus, reside fireworks and ridden many fairground rides (and I’m now sworn off them after bruising my rib on the Tornado!).

The ultimate quarter of the 12 months has been crammed with illustration work for me, engaged on a number of books, alongside 1–2 days of undertaking administration, which I’ve discovered a very nice steadiness. My illustration profession purpose for 2022 is ‘MORE BOOKS, PLEASE’ – so do get in contact when you have any e book illustration tasks you’d like me to work on from February onwards. I’d particularly like to work on some plant-based cookery or diet books, however I’m very open to different tasks, too. They don’t must be books, both, although I positively wouldn’t be unhappy if 2022 ended up jam-packed with e book illustration tasks.

So… my phrase for the 12 months for 2022 is…

Phrase for the Yr 2022: EXPLORE


I like my phrases of the 12 months to have a number of meanings and purposes and that is, I really feel, a superb one.

  • Clearly, I’m hopeful that there’ll come a degree in 2022 when worldwide journey turns into simpler and I can get again to exploring Europe and possibly additional afield, and have the ability to take the children (at present there are various nations they wouldn’t be allowed in but as they solely have the one vaccine up to now), in the event that they need to come.
  • However I’ve loved some exploring in the UK this 12 months and would like to do extra of that, particularly hoping to slot in just a few solo metropolis breaks and sit in cafés folks watching, wander spherical artwork galleries and museums and get my metropolis steps in. (And I’ll make sure to share any travels, home or world, on my journey insta, which has been considerably uncared for the final couple of years!)
  • I additionally need to do extra artistic exploration – taking part in with completely different media and taking 15–half-hour out of on daily basis to do one thing completely different to what I’m engaged on on the time (and hopefully sharing that exploration on my sketchbook insta) – plus I’ve signed up for just a few on-line artwork courses this 12 months, so will hopefully have the ability to carve out sufficient time to actually delve into these. I additionally assume there could also be some model exploration, as I’m beginning to really feel the decision of pixels and texture (see the image above, for instance). However I really feel that decision now and again and normally come again ‘house’ to my flatter vector model, so we’ll see if that manifests or not.
  • I need to proceed literary exploration – studying is such an incredible strategy to uncover new worlds, cultures, folks, or simply new tales about extraordinary and pretty acquainted life. You possibly can see what I‘ve been studying this 12 months on my studying insta, although I’m really barely behind in updating it. I’d additionally actually wish to flex my writing muscle tissue once more and see if any of the numerous tales in my head will come out in one thing resembling coherent kind! And in the event that they don’t, not less than I’d wish to get again to writing right here and in my publication – did you signal as much as it but? – about illustration, life and no matter else comes up.
  • I need to get higher at culinary exploration, notably when it comes to all of the scrumptious meals that crops may give us. I’m embarking on Veganuary this 12 months and hoping to keep it up, and past. However, even when I don’t absolutely succeed, I need to experiment, and discover, extra issues to do with greens and rely much less on eggs and cheese. (Hmm, possibly I’ll want a meals insta! Or possibly I must discover easy methods to reduce on my Insta habit!)
  • And I need to proceed exploring Tasha Goddard and who she really is and what she really stands for and believes in. As a result of that’s really kinda enjoyable and attention-grabbing and eye-opening.

Do you could have a phrase for the 12 months? Do you could have intentions and hopes for 2022, or are you continue to cautious of them? I do know I went a bit loopy this time two years in the past with a phrase for the 12 months and one for the last decade and a bunch of optimistic hopes. Yeah, oops.

Whether or not you’ve received a phrase for the 12 months, a gazillion targets, or are simply hoping to make it by means of the 12 months intact, I want you a HAPPY NEW YEAR and hope it proves all you need after which some extra.

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