Sunday, January 20, 2013
New Year's day has come and gone and we find ourselves days away from closing out the first month in 2013. I like many others made the obligatory New Years resolutions, pondering ways to make life better for myself and those around me. While the ever popular “healthier eating habits” do in fact feature in this list, there is one in particular that takes the top spot and will likely require more effort than should be necessary to maintain over the next twelve (eleven) months.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
An artist goes through many stages when defining the terms for personal and professional "Success". The word itself is subject to interpretation and engenders many impassioned responses, all of which are valid when one considers that at its heart success is a very personal and ever moving target. Should one find themselves actually achieving any or all of the criteria set for their own personal success, the harsh truth is that the requirements will have inexplicably altered and the journey will continue with little pause for reflection.
Having had some version of this conversation with any number of fellow illustrators, there tends to be an unofficial pattern to the basic stages the artist might experience in his or her career.