Lesson Learned No. 1

It’s amazing how many times I can make the same mistake in my creative process. I think it’s because I am ridiculously stubborn, or I am hopelessly optimistic about level of artistic problem-solving abilities. (Who do I think I am, the artsy version of McGyver?)  LESSON LEARNED NO. 1: If you don’t love your drawing, you will NOT love your painting.  This becomes most apparent to me when I am working on a series of illustrations for a course. For every illustration that I deem course-worthy (like this super, sweet pup pictured in this post), there’s another that doesn’t make the cut. Last year, I painted all of them – the good and the not-so-good. And the lesson I learned over and over …

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