It's already April! What is this time warp? I've been trying to keep my spirits up and hoping to keep a forward momentum in creating work for me. I have been listening to podcasts and streaming talks online while I work. It's not only a superb way to get in the zone, but it's also a great boost to hear people I admire being able to vocalize what I struggle with creatively every day.
If you follow me on INSTAGRAM (cough shameless plug cough), you'll notice my daily sketch posts. It's not much, but I'm pretty proud to be able to rpoduce even a little something every day. It started with #FanFebruary and evolved into #MarchMashup... which just ended with this cheeky little doodle.
I really want to push myself to be better. And the only way I know to do that is through consistency. Admittedly, it's one of my least favorable traits. I get so distrac... SQUIRREL!!
Being an adult is a lot more complicated than what I imagined as a kid. But you know everyone walks their own path and I can only go my own pace. It's a little windy and full of roads untraveled, but the path before me is still pretty bright and promising.
Whew! That was a little cheesy even for me, but I have to be true to myself and as a wonderful friend has shown me... Be authentic! :)
April's daily project is all to do with authenticity and finding balance. I feel like I've been taking life too seriously and basically forgotten what it's felt like to enjoy what I do every day, take pleasure in my work, and remember why I chose a creative career in the first place.
I've had my share of career highs and lows, but I have yet to feel satisfaction in my daily grind. As a creative "professional", I think it's detrimental to your mental state to live without creating things for yourself. I've been solely focused on "career success" and my "lack" of it that I've completely bypassed what I actually want to do... Create things!
And with this month's daily project, I'm one step closer! I heard about a project to help get you in a positive frame of mind. The task is to write or record something that you are grateful for or makes you happy every day. Now, words are not my forte... As evidenced by this TL:DR post... So i thought I'd up the ante and draw my happy/thankful things instead! I also wanted to challenge myself further in creating more "complete" or at least colored illustrations, and hopefully have a nice set of 30 by the end of the month.
To start us off, here's Day 1: Corgi Butts.
This theme is #hashtagless... So please help me think of ideas! No (wo)man is an island, and I can't thank you enough for your continued support and encouragement.
Good night internet!