Lately I've had all kinds of crazy ideas floating around in my head. Some of them have been a result of seeing things like this.
I think to myself, "You could do that! You could design stationary and sell it!" I could, and how much work would that be? I'm trying to bite off too much here. I need to accomplish one thing at a time, not try to do four million things at once.
The fact is I have other art coming at me. I have images and designs popping into my head that aren't exactly suitable for children's illustration. Not adult content, more fine art I guess. I thought about ignoring these thoughts. "Go away!" I said, " I can't mess with you right now! I'm trying to draw cute piggies and snub-nosed little boys!" They wouldn't go away, however. They kept fluttering around demanding attention.
So I've decided to keep them around for my own enjoyment. As I've said before, I'm going to be experimenting over the holidays. Maybe these paintings could become installments in boutique shops or sold at art fairs. (I'm dreaming huge here, of course.) In the short run, they'll be gifts to family and friends, and home decor.
I don't have too much going on, besides the usual before-Christmas holiday insanity. I'm crossing my fingers that I can even get my I-Fri. entry done this week. Here's a peek at my short-term goals over the holidays:
1. Redo favorite illustrations for New York Showcase portfolio
2. Dig out old magazines: create recipe binder; tear out and organize sheets with patterns. for future use in mixed media pieces.
3. Begin creating m.m. pieces for gifts (2) and decoration (3)