If you happen to follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that in April I decided I would deviate away from my normal Vogue magazine drawings to attempt my hand at illustrating some friends (tweet proof below for you slackers who missed it, though I just noticed the grammar mistake in it so I guess I’m the real slacker for not proofreading before sending it out):
After posting this tweet, every couple of days I would pull out my sketchbook and attempt to draw a picture of someone who I talked to. It was my little attempt to show appreciation to some of my friends for being so great to me (definitely not all of them – if you don’t see yourself here it’s only because Dave visited in April and ruined my drawing mojo) and a way to challenge myself to move a little outside of my comfort zone. And today is the day I show those illustrations (and so find out if I have any friends left).
I know, that’s a bit dramatic. Surely I wouldn’t lose any friends over these illustrations? But I have to say, there has been a trend with the feedback for the ones I have shown so far (and this doesn’t include the Snapchat message from Kelley which mentioned a similar thing):
Whoops, I seem to have a thing for big eyebrows.
Continue reading “ART | Sorry friends, you all have big eyebrows now.”
Okay, can we take a moment to appreciate my rhyme in today’s blog post title before we continue? Motivation, that elusive beast, until you find a friend at least? I didn’t even plan for it to happen, it just did, and it works so well for what this post is about: using buddies to inspire you to finally get shit done. (Go me!)
Okay, moving on…
Wanting to do it but lacking motivation
I feel like we’ve all been there – whether it’s as bloggers or creators or gym-goers. We have the things we need to get things done, we know we want to do it, and yet we just can’t get ourselves to actually put it all in action. Somehow, what starts as motivation and excitement for what’s to come slowly drifts into this feeling of impossibility and nothing ends up happening.
I mean, look at this blog. I’ve planned launching atypicalnarrative since… November of 2016? I had the design done, knew what content I wanted to create, had plenty of ideas, even had a stockpile of drawings to pull from. But for some reason I kept feeling like I couldn’t do it. I would have moments of inspiration where I would work on things, but then it would all fall away and I would end up putting it off for another day.
Continue reading “LIFE | Motivation, that elusive beast… until you find a friend at least!”