embrace change, take the journey back to your self, love with abandon, speak of your gratitude, wear yellow shoes, unleash your creative spirit, dance in the moonlight, be positive, surprise yourself and do the thing you didn’t think you could, live as if you’ve only been given one chance
Lately, I’ve been a big stickler about making things better. I have a hard time looking at my own work, because I can always see the problems with it, the part that I messed up on, or forgot to finish.
I was talking to my dear friend the other day, who also shares an under-appreciation for his skills, and he said that is the only reason we are good at what we do; Because we are always trying to improve, working things out and learning. And I think he has a good point. The more work you put into a skill, and the more you recognize your weaknesses and actually do something about them, the better you become. So I guess it’s okay for me to loathe a logo I designed two years ago, because it shows how much I’ve grown since then.
Anyways, here are two of my recent set of illustrations. I’m already looking at all their problems, and all the new directions I want to take with my next set.
These prints will be up for sale on my etsy account soon. (I’ll post a link when they’re up).
It seems like a lot of what distinguishes artists vs those people who “always wanted to be an artist” is that the true artists do it. They get up and draw, write, work and rework. Maybe they suck at fist, I mean, really, don’t we all suck at first, but they get better. Every time you sit down to work on your craft you are learning and developing, the more you do it the easier it is to keep doing it. So, my advice for this weekend is “whatever you want to do, whatever makes you happy and excited: just, do it.”
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