Here's a brand new illustration that I finished recently. I'm going to be working on hand-lettering more in the coming weeks, and I'm excited about that. I haven't been making much art recently, as life and work have been taken up with other activities, but soon I'm going to have some free time to create some new stuff, and I can't wait. Lettering, here I come! This one is available for licensing, by the way.
I also have 2 exciting announcements coming next month, and this illustration is related to one of them. (I'm such a tease, aren't I?) It's killing me keeping these 2 major secrets, but it'll be fun to share once the time comes in May. Stay tuned!
Hope you're having a good week. :)
I've been working on hand-lettering in my sketchbook lately, and this little possibility flag came to be. So I colored it quick-like in Photoshop, and I think it's so cute!
I haven't been in the mood to make much new art recently, but I've felt my creative fire coming back this last week or so. Thank goodness! I always feel more productive and happier when I'm creating. Even if I'm busy with work stuff all day long, if part of my day isn't spent on art-making (and believe me, there are many days that are filled with tons of other tasks besides making art!), it just doesn't feel like I was productive as I could or should have been. Interesting.
I'm toying around with different possibilities around what my work day could look like lately, too... I've spent years and years expecting myself to sit at my desk or in front of a canvas from morning until night, cranking out new stuff and making the most of each moment. I often feel depleted, but I don't listen to my body or my mind when it's telling me to Stop. Rest. Take a break. If I stop, I'll fail, is how the old story in my head goes. If I take my eye off the ball, it's irresponsible and the rug will be swept out from under me. Work hard, be responsible, and then work harder. That's been the story for a long, long time.
Recently I've been challenging those old notions that I've carried around for so long. I've been working waaaaay less. I've been taking naps. I've been laying in bed reading a book until 3pm on a Saturday (oh, the luxury!). I've been doing what needs to be done, and not much more. And guess what? It's pretty awesome! AND I'm not failing and my world isn't falling apart! Who knew? ;)
Anyway, just thinking about possibilities for new thoughts, habits, patterns, and beliefs these days.... what are some new possibilities that could exist for you if you wanted to risk allowing them to be?
Hope your week is wonderful so far!