It’s 12:45am and I just got off my usual Friday night bartending shift. Bill is asleep next to me so I sit in the dark to unwind. I’m drinking a tequila, eating pita & humus, and looking at some of my favorite blogs. Man, this internet space, as exhausting as it can be, sure is inspiring. This week has been one of those very long types….computer crashes, stomach flu (luckily not me, but poor Bill), end of the semester projects piling up, injury flare up in my shoulder, messy house, yada yada yada. But, after it all, I am fortunate, happy, and grateful. I have yoga to thank for calming my mind, and inspiring bloggers and artist who find the courage to share everything they are and believe in with the rest of the world. Sometimes a really bad day can be turned around by a simple reminder to love yourself, it’s all that counts in the end, or a reminder that creativity is so very necessary and powerful, I cling to that now. I miss blogging so much. Tonight as I look at photographs, and just sit and write, I realize how much I miss it. School has brought so much growth into my life, and I’ve really pushed myself, but I miss the freedom to create with out requirements. But, it is through this process, I for the first time feel confident in myself as an artist and a creator. Though this week left me feeling depleted at moments, it has also reminded me to be patient, and to appreciate every moment, even the ones that can really suck. I’ve also begun to realize how much more honest I want to be in this space, because creativity and beauty comes from honesty and courage… and finding beauty in the less beautiful moments. I’ll be back here soon ( no more school project in 3 weeks!) but till than here’s a few things I’ve been working on.
*each of these illustrations was completed using Adobe Illustrator by me. Each illustration was given as a school assignment with thematic direction and technical requirements.