It's been quiet on here for a while because we moved almost two weeks ago (!) into our new house. Our new old house. It was built in 1915!
Don't worry, it doesn't still look like that. But it isn't too far removed... I'm not quite ready yet to show you "after" pictures. Maybe next week.
If you get bored while you're waiting for that, you should color this sugar skull!
It's hanging out over in my Etsy shop as a digital download. I would love to see what you do with it! (The wording is on there to protect my work, it won't be there when you get the download)
Even though it's in the mid 70's outside, I took a break from unpacking today and started a little winter birdie.
That's how it looked when I still liked it. I've since filled in the body and I'm not as much of a fan. But I have a hard time giving up on drawings. I'll keep working on it until I feel good about it. Doesn't mean I have to share it with you yet though.
So lots of things are in progress--my house, my winter birdie, and other bigger drawing projects I haven't touched since we moved.... But I will always be in the process of completing something.... And we are all works in progress ourselves....
I can rest assured in that.
Oh, and that reminds me of a line from a novel I'm reading. I underlined it today. "She had a job to do. The fact that she didn't understand it didn't stop her from acknowledging that she had to try to accomplish it. She simply hoped that she'd know what to do when the time came." (That's from p. 646 of The Well of Ascension, the second book in the Mistborn trilogy) I liked that.
Back to work.
A place to share the process. A space to be honest about the triumphs and trials of my daily life as an artist and mama. Writing motivates and refreshes me.