I’ve been making a few changes to my daily routine this fall, and I’m really pleased with the adjustments. Some of the specific changes include removing Instagram posts from my to-do list, doing studies just for the sake of learning (not to make a perfect picture, and taking a break from work between stages of… Read More The Patient Artist
Today in the humanities class I’m teaching with my sister, we discussed “Delight.” If I had to choose a single artist who best depicted the combined feelings of joy, peace, and love in a single moment, it would almost certainly be Norman Rockwell. He’s well-known for his ability to depict variations of joy and happiness, and… Read More Delight: Repeat As Necessary
I had a surreal moment this week: I scheduled all of the pages for chapter 1 of my comic*. All of the pages. They are drawn, inked, edited, lettered, and scheduled. There is no more work for me to do on chapter 1. I’ve been working on this comic for years. Originally, it was in… Read More I’m So Excited for New Territory!
Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope you had a good week! I’ve been wanting to add more portraits to my portfolio, so I’ve been working on some this week. I’ll be sharing them throughout the week! First up, this one, titled “Wispy” If you’re interested, the original is available for purchase in my store! Have a lovely… Read More Wispy Watercolor
I’m in the muddy-middle of my developing comic right now. The story almost totally nailed down, and the art for the first chapter (50 or so pages) is well underway. In a way, it’s the hardest part: the end is nowhere in sight, and the initial burst of inspiration has faded away. Around this point,… Read More What If Someone Already Did It?
I’ve been listening to The Magnolia Story audiobook lately, and Chip freaks me out. Not even kidding. Most recently, I listened to a chapter where Chip describes how he would avoid getting “too comfortable”, and keep looking for ways to shake things up in his life. Personally, I’ve grown up with a different attitude: my approach is… Read More Writing My Own Magnolia Story
Do you have a “favorite” doubt you always hang on to? How would you reply?… Read More Watch Your Language: the Consequences of Self-Talk