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So I hope this is not getting too repetitive, but this week, I’ve been working on some new Mother’s Day cards! I really wanted to create a cut out card and I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. It opens a whole new world of possibilities to make cut out cards. Watch out for more!
And, because I still have 30 more illustrations to make for the Brooklyn Project, that’s what I’ve been working on. It’s been a really tough week, and I have perspective drawing and emotions to blame for that. Making art is a tricky thing for me. I feel my best when I make art, which makes making art really difficult sometimes. It gets very emotional very quickly when I don’t perform as well as I want to. The pressure is only real in my head, but it’s still pretty real! So when I tried to tackle perspective drawing this week for the first time, and of course, failed my first attempts, my first thoughts were: I am not worthy, I am not worthy!
Of course, that is ridiculous! Everything new has a learning curve, and I just need to calm down and trust that practice will make pretty good eventually. I also needed to remember that I have allies and worthy people ready to help me. You don’t have to do everything on your own.
By the end of the week, I had my two perspective drawings that I needed, and I’m pretty happy with them. So, next time you start to freak out, just breathe, call an ally and don’t let all the emotions take control.
I’ve been reading…
The Great Gatsby! One of my all time favourite books, I’m so glad to be reading this one again. I love how Fitzgerald creates amazingly confusing and tumultuous scenes. As you read, you really get to feel what those 1920’s parties must have been like. All the characters are flawed which makes them so relatable and touching. Of course, the great romantic in me is very happy with this tragic love story, but we’ll say it’s the great writing that I love 😉
AND, if you don’t feel like reading, the 2013 movie with the Great DeCaprio is excellent.
BeIt’s all about perspective and that Brooklyn Project! I’m telling you about my process and how I’m approaching this long-term project. Plus, you get to see me actually get better at perspective drawing. It’s a fun one, so don’t miss out!
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New in the Etsy Store
Two new cards are available this week, and they are cut-out cards! I love how it adds dimension to the flower bouquet, like if it was coming out of the page. These would be perfect for Mother’s Day or a birthday or even as thank you cards!
Plus, each card comes with a hand-folded, surprise pattern envelope!
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