First Day Off in 2019

Leuchtturm1917 sketchbook, Graphgear 500, Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils & Copic multiliners

Leuchtturm1917 sketchbook, Graphgear 500, Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils & Copic multiliners

I had this for lunch and it hit the spot!

Today I just stayed home and did some chores. I cleaned my bathroom, did my laundry and spent some time in the studio. I’m still fighting off this cold and my voice still sounds horrible but I’m so grateful for this day off to relax and do what I want :)

A lot of times I feel like two days off isn’t enough. I always feel so scatterbrained and anxious trying to get as much done as possible before I have to work again. I usually spend my first day off running errands (i.e. getting gas for the new work week, grocery shopping, going to Target to buy the essentials) and I end up just wanting to go straight home and lounge.

I’m hoping I can make time to go out to coffee shops and sketch like I used to. I’ve been brainstorming new ideas for illustrations and I’m gaining inspiration from everyday life and just other artists as well. I definitely want to practice drawing people as I would like to integrate them into my work again. Just like the “People of…” illustrations I’ve done in the past. I’m pretty excited just thinking about it. I’ll definitely post up work in progress shots on here for you all to see.

Other than that, I watched “Bird Box” the other night and it was really good! I’ve also been watching “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” which is motivating me to get rid of some stuff and reorganize everything!