Tuesday, May 3, 2011

An Hour to Spare - Should I work and can I squeeze in a quick nap?

Seriously, after an exhausting day being creative at work it is soooo hard to get enthusiastic about being creative at home - even if it's just for an hour.  Sometimes I can muster the umph to sit down and "play" but sometimes it's all I can do to just stay awake.   If I can remember that when I do muster the umph and I do begin to do the art I love so dearly I usually find that other world that not only takes me to another place but all the energy I've lost during the day comes flooding back.  Isn't it wonderful?
I did check off another thing on my "2-Do" list.  I found some great portfolio books at a local art store and I put together my "Design" book.... I also did a lot of set-up work for a "Cards" portfolio book... the big nut seems to be the "Illustration" book.  For that I have to get serious... and stay awake!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Artist's Way ... Julia Cameron

I am reading The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron and thought I would share some of her "rules."  BTW - a great book.  I started it almost 20 years ago and couldn't get into it.   It's been sitting by my bedside all this time waiting for me to pick it up once again.  Some would say that I wasn't "ready" before and now I am.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

don't forget design!

I have started looking at my portfolios, beginning with the one I work with the most - my graphic design work.  I work in graphic design everyday, have collected a very large sampling of it all and yet I have not put it together cohesively, to show.  SO, with that said I now have an on-line portfolio with a sampling of my samples.  I learned how to slideshow in a blog and kept it very simple so as to highlight the work.
Take a peek: 

Sunday, January 30, 2011

new order

I reordered my "2-Do" list once again... After watching some kiddy shows this past weekend I became enthused with my original idea of doing some motion work with a children's story. It brings me back to the list of all the things I have to learn and all the steps involved in finishing the stories and illustrations I began, what seems like so long ago. If felt a little like I was cleaning out a cluttered closet....Consolidated some of the list and then re-ordered the priorities to put the motion idea back at the top of my list.  It's great to feel redirected, refocused and enthused again.