Sunday, December 1, 2013

a little note

I have been a terrible blogger, but I have been still creating, and that's the really important thing.  I am back working full-time + a commute and it's taking a lot of energy, something I have never had in excess.  I am trying to create some sort of peaceful feeling by listening to music at work - everyone in my department is glued to headphones and our tasks do not involve interacting with people or answering the phone, etc.  also I try to find something that feels meaningful to me to do on the bus - the zen of knitting or reading a good book. sometimes I read or sketch on my breaks. I notice a lot of people reading on their breaks and it makes me so happy that people still read.  some of them are even reading real paper books! (I like both. ebooks a great to get from the library and perfect for your average paperback, but some books just need to be on-paper.

I recently read The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. I really enjoy Ms. Valente's work - everything I have read of hers. She is wildly inventive and her work is quite varied and far-reaching.  She's also very prolific yet her work is of such exquisite quality.. I really can't think of anyone else who produces such finely crafted work so quickly - so there is plenty for you to enjoy.  Anyway, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland  is a children's book, or i'd say all ages - very charming - and even better, gorgeous illustrated, so that's a book you want to read on paper.   I highly recommend. Also I love her Orphan's Tales books, and all of the rest.

So, on to the art, the core of lie. Here are some peeks of things I have worked on recently:

Happy Creating!
p.s. some of the work shown here is available in my Etsy Shop: