I have had a crazy awesome week! A lot of breakthroughs that felt like breakdowns in the middle. I have been driving myself crazy trying to nail down exactly what I am doing with my art. What is my style? What do I keep, what do I focus on? What am I bored with and what do I let go?
I’m robbing myself of the joy of painting trying to know set-in-stone answers to those questions when I’ve never been a set-in-stone kind of girl.
My favorite thing from this week is the Ah ha! Moment that I had while running through my pinboards on pinterest. I love fashion: Colors, textures, patterns, I am super inspired by a lot of fashiony things, even if I will only covet and never own pieces I adore. Firstly I am a plus sized girl and a lot of the clothing that I love just isn’t made in my size, and I’m not learning to sew any time soon. And, secondly, I am definitely never going to be able to afford to purchase ever article of clothing that I love anyway- with clothing, shoes, and jewelry I bet I could spend enough to purchase a new house.
So I am living vicariously through my imaginary pinterest wardrobe when the Ah Ha! Moment hit me: if I can’t own the clothes I’m fantasizing about I can illustrate them!
Here is the first of my Imaginary Wardrobe girls:
Isn’t she cute? I never really considered fashion illustration my thing, but this girl was fun and quick to make. Whenever I start to drive myself bonkers, I’m going to step back and illustrate one of these girls; I’m not here to kill myself with worry over painting, I’m here to have fun!