Life is always more fun when you take the time to enjoy it. My priority has been on raising my son and preparing for the new baby to come this summer. Although I am still drawing, it’s not everyday and most of it is sketches of my little man.
I’ve had to make some sacrifices to have a family and I’d like to think my career is just progressing very slowly rather than not at all. There are women who can do it all, but I choose to stay home with my son, rather than put him in daycare. That means even though I am home most of the time, I have little to no time for building an illustration career.
I will eventually, but I’m loving spending this time with him, watching him grow and learn and change.
Posts are infrequent but I will continue to put my sketches up, and update on all of my inspirations.
Every once in a while I have a burst of creative energy that inspires me to just draw. It’s not planned and organized and more often than not I just end up doodling. But the other day I drew some things that I really like, and it did start out as a doodle but by the end of the day I had a couple drawings of Aaron that I was happy with.
This time of year always has me reevaluating what I’ve done the year before and what I want to do this year. The boredom of winter makes me restless as well, I feel the need to reorganize my weeks and improve my work situation. As it is I don’t have a dedicated work space, the apartment has been toddler proofed so all of my drawing supplies are kept in our bedroom until I need to use them. The dinning table then turns into my desk, until dinner time when I have to pack it all up again.
I wonder how other parents work from home but still keep the space kid friendly?
I had to get a photo of our tree and my happy little guy. We had a great holiday and wish everyone a Happy New Year!