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You know, just a girl & her fox on a spring day. #illustration #sketchbook

You know, just a girl & her fox on a spring day. #illustration #sketchbook



Still working on this, but it’s a lot closer. I ended up scanning it and cleaning it up in Photoshop and it looks SO much better. Next step, test prints. 
I also have been using Kyle Webster’s watercolor brushes for Photoshop and they are AMAZING. I highly recommend purchasing them! 

Still working on this, but it’s a lot closer. I ended up scanning it and cleaning it up in Photoshop and it looks SO much better. Next step, test prints. 

I also have been using Kyle Webster’s watercolor brushes for Photoshop and they are AMAZING. I highly recommend purchasing them! 



Ready for separations #gocco #wip #illustration

Ready for separations #gocco #wip #illustration



Studio Saturday. Making mini illustrations for screen printed cards. #wip #illustration

Studio Saturday. Making mini illustrations for screen printed cards. #wip #illustration



The shoes came out pretty good though #wip #illustration

The shoes came out pretty good though #wip #illustration



Screwing around with brush pens… And I fucked it up. Just a study so it’s fine. 😊

Screwing around with brush pens… And I fucked it up. Just a study so it’s fine. 😊



The need for puttering

Often, when I’m at work, or in the middle of preparing for a class, I need to completely step away from the task at hand to read blogs, or look at Pinterest, or knit several rounds of a sock, or make a little drawing in my notebook. I don’t mean that I choose to do this in order to distract myself, I NEED to do it, in order to finish my task. My brain reaches a point where it needs other, specifically visual, stimulation in order to refocus.

When this happens at work, I often feel guilty about it, should someone look at my screen and see that I’m “just screwing around on the internet” or “drawing in [my] little book.” And then I get in this whole shame cycle of how I should be focusing, and achieving, and accomplishing, and what the fuck is wrong with me that I can’t just sit here and do my work. And so on. 

At home (and when I was contracting), it was so much easier to take small moments out of my day to do what Max calls “puttering.” I’d walk the dog, draw, call my best friend, knit, look at a magazine, sit outside on the steps… and then when I went back to my task, it seemed effortless. And I really, really miss puttering.  



Oh hey there, socks!!

Oh hey there, socks!!



Finally, a picture of J’s finished socks. #knitting

Finally, a picture of J’s finished socks. #knitting



Haven’t done a watercolor study since… 1992? It shows. Gotta start somewhere. Hot lava. #wip

Haven’t done a watercolor study since… 1992? It shows. Gotta start somewhere. Hot lava. #wip

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