My world has been sort of rocked by the Smart Creative Style e-course with Monica Lee. Despite the fact that I’ve fallen behind more than once (juggling work, motherhood and everything else) – I’ve still come to realization that I’m all over the place and need a serious style redirection!
Slowly but surely, I’m peeling away the layers and learning so much about myself. Looking back on what I’ve done and trying to be more strategic about what I will do in the future.
What do I really truly like? How should I be directing and “styling” my efforts? It’s not just regarding my artwork style, but my lifestyle as well – everything about me really. Am I honoring myself in all that I do? Does xyz effort align with my core values? What are my core values?!
Yup, lots of questions to be answered. But thinking about all these topics has helped to push me forward into a season of change. You might have noticed that I’m already starting to shut down my other blogs and consolidate here.
It seems that every so often, I go through one of these transformation periods of my life. Rather than gradual change, I need to just shake it up and start afresh. This time around it’s taking longer to put into action, but it’ll happen. I’m excited to move forward and feeling good about it. When something feels good, then I know that it’s best to trust myself and go for it.
I’ll be revamping my web presence, revising all my products and relaunching soon. All this before I leave for Christmas vacation… is it possible?
Well, it’s a challenge alright. Issued and taken. Wish me luck!
I’ve finally decided to combine all my blogs into one. Yes, you might be wondering why I didn’t do this sooner! I’ve always wanted to compartmentalize things in my life, it seems more organized. But with less time, working and being a new mom, it’s just too much to keep track of. So I’m going to take a few days to import my other blogs into this one and finally I can just be ONE. Woohoo!
Please excuse the dust. And BTW – wishing you a happy halloween. Can’t believe it’s that time of the year again!
I suppose this week, I’ve connected more than ever with Lilla’s lesson for Make Art That Sells. Perhaps it’s because it’s all about baby apparel and I happen to have a 7 month old boy in the house. My life is filled with baby things, after all.
Of course, my designs are decidedly girly… here’s my mock-up for the camping theme baby apparel design. Let me know what you think!
Inspired by the latest Illustration Friday topic – moustache – I found some time in the wee hours of the morning to rework my gentlemen mustaches designs. I know that it’s a trend that’s been here for a while, but here’s my interpretation with silly little characters.
For those gloomy days when everything seems to go wrong for you…
For those days when it seems as if you’ll never ever come up with another good idea…
For those days when you doubt yourself in so many ways…
Today was one of those days. So I turn to my sketchbooks and journals. I flip back through them and remind myself of the good times.
All those cool ideas I thought of and the rush of creativity.
I’ve been in the zone… I can do this!
However, it’s not just for picking yourself up after a creative failure… it’s helpful for any kind of bad day.
Your past gives you strength to move forward, don’t you think?
Gotta dust myself off and move on.