Oh yes, it's Friday friends!
How are you doing over there? I wanted to share a bit about what's going on with me lately, and a few links to inspire and encourage you.
I've been blessed with commissioned artwork requests the past few weeks. The serendipitous thing about this is that just when I decided to take a break from working at the crazy pace I had been, some really wonderful and meaningful projects came my way.
This is the most recent one:
When this request came to me, I immediately knew how I wanted the finished piece to look. One of my favorite things about these pieces is that they stretch me to draw new subject matter. I had never drawn an amaryllis before, and it was a fun challenge.
This dog portrait was a surprise birthday gift which made it even more fun to create...
And how fun is that name?! I used one of the owner's tattoos for inspiration for the flowers and color palette.
And finally this piece was created for the shared bedroom of two young sisters. Do you see the little bee and lady bug? Those represent them...how sweet is that?!
I'm sharing all of this with you to prove that the universe has your back. Just when I felt discouraged and that my art wasn't the quality it should be, or reaching the audience I wanted it to, these projects came my way.
That validation means everything!
And as I promised, here are a few links to encourage and inspire you...
- What it takes to Turn a Hobby Into a Career at Age 40 with Lisa Congdon
- Jen Hewett on Letting Go of Perfection and Growing Multiple Skills to Enrich her Creativity
- And finally my FAVORITE podcast for creatives - check out the latest episode of Creative Pep Talk! The 6 Step Process to Unlock Powerful Creative Business Momentum
Hope you have a fantastic weekend friends!