"If stars can shine in darkness so can you"
Available in the vol.25 etsy shop right here
My licensing agent was kind enough to remind me that I had not really provided much new art in the last year. I introduced the Vintage Inspired Science Posters last March, and since their introduction I was able to bring 5 new styles to the series. Then I was able to list them in a mini size, and then as prints. So, I definitely did some drawing last year... but I needed to bring some fresh new designs to the shop.
I've been inspired lately, but it seems that working on new artwork had kept getting pushed down the list and working on newsletters, order fulfillment, tending to my digital shop, or just taking care of my family was needing to be put first.
So, I was pretty excited to grab my little sketchbook filled with ideas that I've acquired over time and actually sit down and work on some of those ideas. :) The print above is the very first art I've created in my new studio. It feels extra special to me for that reason.
The picture above shows a peek at my new workspace! The other side of the wood plank wall has our "bedroom area of the loft. The two lockers anchor the wall. I hung butcher paper because I wanted to have fun working on some sort of a temporary diy wallpaper. Something involving a potatoe stamp, and a pattern yet to be decided. :) I did hang up some things I already had lying around. Nothing is in a set place, but I needed something hung. :)
I was so inspired, that I actually finished up TWO pieces yesterday. I have noticed that sometimes I can sit down and work on new art, and nothing will work right. Everything just seems off, and I doubt myself and what I am creating. I worry that it isn't "my style" or that the message isn't clear enough... will anyone even like it?
What always seems to help, is realizing that I need to just trust my instincts, and create something that I would love... After I am in that mind-set things usually fall into place. VOL.25 is now 6 years old, and I still doubt myself as an artist. Do you doubt your own work, or is it just me?