I drew these sweet flowers in my sketchbook this week. I have been playing around with different botanical shapes lately and love the simplicity and the flow of lines together. The drawing process is so therapeutic for me, I have been craving it every day lately. These ended up looking like a big flower protecting a little flower. I like that.
I made this new drawing of flowers and am loving the combination of the graphic black lines mixed with the vibrant markers. I am dreaming about turning some of my drawings into functional pieces, having them become surface design on household things like mugs, towels and dishes. Timebwilv
I have been working on trying to be more fully myself in the world and be at peace with that recently. It's HARD. I started therapy a few months ago and feel like I'm slowly peeling back the layers of myself and my life to try and understand it all and make peace so I can move forward with being more vulnerable in my life. I felt for a long time, for my whole life actually, that I'm not fully me with everyone and I long to be that, to share myself completely. I'm really weird, quirky, sassy and sensitive but I find myself watering down those parts because I'm afraid that people won't like them, which just leaves me feeling unfulfilled. I'm finding more and more that whatever I'm working through internally comes out externally through my art, often without me realizing it until later. I want to try to fill up more space with who I truly am and have been making some new drawings where I try to fill up more space too, playing with going to the edges of the pages. It's really fun and challenging. I'm also playing with more color in my drawings. I love how colors play with each other. I've always been a color snob and notice colors I love and hate while out in the world all of the time. I'm challenging myself to play with different combinations of colors in my drawings to see what happens which is turning out to be a great lesson in taking more risks in general. Onward, my friends.
This quote has been in my head a lot lately so I decided to write it in my sketchbook. I find it really helpful as a perspective shifter. Onward!