I'm feeling a bit scatter-brained today, but felt it was time to pop in and write a post.
in case you missed it on social media, I'm happy to report that my entire birth flower series is now available in my Etsy shop as art prints.
Along those lines, I was pleasantly surprised this weekend to receive two messages on Etsy from different people in different parts of the world, asking me to design tattoos for them. This is surprising for two reasons 1) this is the first time anyone has ever asked me to design a tattoo, and 2) they both wanted birth flowers.
It makes sense, really. Floral tattoos are lovely, and meaningful floral tattoos are even better. I've actually been thinking of adding some floral ink to my body as well, so this will perhaps kick start me into designing a tattoo for myself.
Commissions are always a bit more nerve-wracking than just me doodling in my sketchbook for myself, but they always grow me and I'm usually pleased with the results. I'm excited to tackle this new design challenge.
I'll let you know how it goes!
This time last year (and the two years prior) I was announcing my participation in the 100 Day Project. The first year I commited to drawing patterns every day for 100 days The second year I decided to draw-what-I-see for 100 days, and then quit after a few weeks because I was in the throes of Ransom's first year. And then last year I committed -- and actually stuck to -- drawing an animal every day for 100 days. It has been a really inspiring project to participate in. It has helped me grow in my drawing abilities, and become disciplined to draw everyday.
That being said, I've decided not to participate this year. The habits I developed by participating in the past are still with me. I still draw pretty much every day. I also have a lot of projects in the works and want to spend my limited amount of free time on those projects.
So I'm proud to announce I will officially not be participating in the 100 Day Project in 2019. But in a way I kind of am, because I am drawing everyday. At least every week day.
Some days I'm working on my state bird series....
Other days I'm working on my nautical coloring book ...
Or perhaps I'll be working on my children's book collaboration ...
Or maybe I'll just be drawing something random ...
I think you get the idea.
I have plenty to keep me busy, this guy included . . .
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