I am so in love with this portrait that I commissioned from Mikaela Palermo that I had to share! I had been thinking about surprising Scott with a portrait of us and Cleo and I finally started to research artists. I simply reached out on my Twitter and asked for recommendations of artists who do portraits. A friend quickly told me about Mikaela and I loved her work, especially the more cartoon/illustration type portraits. I recommend her if you're looking to get a custom portrait drawn, it was such an easy process and she was wonderful to work with! Having a unique gift from an artist to give Scott means the world to me.
Happy (belated) New Year! I’m off to a slow start creatively due to the day job being pretty busy for 2017 year end. I have so many projects that I can’t wait to work on though! Mostly the same of what I have been doing- collage, sketchbook, painting, and I’d like to add more art journaling.
So how did I do with my 2017 word, which was ”present”? Overall I did pretty well! I definitely took the time to slow down and really enjoy my surroundings more often. I could do better with looking at social media less, but Instagram is just so addicting! Spending less time on social media is an ongoing goal.
I came to my word for 2018 after I did the Courage Counsel webinar series hosted by Dionne Thompson of In Her Element. I really enjoyed digging deep into the items she covered such as 2017 accomplishments, key people who help and inspire me, reframing, and the decisions I make that will positively impact 2018. We came up with our power word, which I am using as my word for 2018 and my word is “Confident”. I have struggled with this for most of my teen and adult life and it’s time to step up for myself and have confidence. Confidence in my job, confidence in my art side hustle, and confidence in whatever else I do.
So there you go, let’s make it a good year and happy creating!
In honor of recently finishing my Resketch book, I am sharing some of my favorite pages! It took me awhile to fill it up (started in 2014) since I usually have multiple sketchbooks going at once, but it makes me so happy to see a full sketchbook! I keep all of my full books in a bookcase near my work desk so I can reference ideas easily.
I really like the variety in pages (all reclaimed paper!) and quotes that can be found throughout. I definitely need to order another one soon! Quick note that this is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to share a product that I love.
In honor of the cold Chicago weather recently I found some cozy as heck art on Society 6. I want prints of all these!
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