Finding Inspiration on this reCHARge Monday.

I say "reCHARge Monday" because I have a weekend job that screws up my whole weekday schedule. I'm often tired once the new week starts and trying to get into the flow of things doesn't come all that easy for me. All I want to do is stay in bed. Sleep. Sleep. Sleep.

Monday's usually start off slow for me. After 2pm is when I usually head into my studio. 

Today, more like, this past week or so I haven't been feeling my best. I don't know what it is and I'm not sure if this is the same for most people but when January hits, my whole mood is just...meh. It's cold and nothing eventful ever happens this month.

Often times I feel quite lonely because I don't have many friends here in San Diego, the majority of them live in LA, Bay Area and others are scattered around the world. And the friends I do have here, our schedules don't ever work out. So when I do want to go out, explore and urban sketch I'm always quite hesitant because I rarely go out by myself (excluding my usual errands and such.) A part of me still feels uncomfortable sitting in public places by myself (I'm such an introvert) but I realize that if I want to get better at what I love to do, I need to get over this fear.

So today I picked up the one thing that inspired me to get into Urban Sketch. The book that opened my eyes and sparked my interest. 

 Book: "An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration from the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers" by Danny Gregory

Book: "An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration from the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers" by Danny Gregory

Flipping through this book again suddenly gave me motivation to get back into it. I don't consider the illustrations I create in my studio "urban sketch" because I usually draw from a photo or reference.. I'm not out there sketching on location. 

I definitely want to get out there and sketch more often. I spend so much time in my studio drawing, painting and editing videos so I'm constantly in solitude. I feel like I need to go out when I need to get inspired. To observe my surroundings, learn about the people in my city, and soak in the beautiful SD weather and scenery.  

I will make it happen! After all, I already have 4 urban sketch videos in line for my channel this year. Lol. I can't wait :)