Hello, hello! It’s been awhile. Things have been changing in the office, and I’m excited to start creating more again.
I have some goals, as well as just some general thoughts…which look something like this when I’m thinking about them:
That’s a big question mark on a big piece of paper as I ponder at my desk. I have been listening to podcasts about art and illustration, reading online, and have a ton of ideas that I need to pare down. But the main and first goal is to make this illustration thing a bigger part of my life. Then I will see where I can go with that.
How might I be starting that, you ask?
1. Draw every day. No, really. Something…anything. Draw! Instead of picking up my phone to look through reddit or facebook, I should pick up a pencil and draw.
2. Blog. I miss writing, and I feel like it’s a pretty important ingredient of my creative soup, so I want to revisit that practice. Plus, it’s fun.
3. Take advantage of getting more space in the office (!!!) Greg (my husband and business partner) and I have been sharing about 120 square feet for a while now. It’s crampy when you’re trying to make prints and package things for an Etsy shop. It’s tough to make the space work for your graphic design business as well as a space to draw, without constantly spilling out into other parts of the house. To solve that problem, we are building an amazing office space in the separate garage that will be all his, which also means I get this room to be all mine again. Woohoo for being able to spread out the arms! Goal is by August. We seem to be on track for that date.
Starting there. And look, I just did number 1 and 2. And I’m going to go outside to mud some more walls in the office, so there’s some work toward number 3 for the day as well. High five!