Hi friends - long time no see! Why the sparse updates?
Recently, I had to take an unexpected, emergency trip overseas. There was a death in our family, and my husband and I had to attend the funeral. Though in a tragic and whirlwind situation…I’m really thankful that it enabled us to get to know a side of our family we didn’t know very well beforehand, make great new friends with our cousins, and get to explore an amazing, breathtaking place: Laos, in Southeast Asia. Here are a few photos I snapped during our trip, after the week-long funeral procession concluded.
Quietly observing, learning, as a visiting family member and not as a tourist - Lao’s people, culture, history and countyside was awe-inspiring and exciting. I’ve come back with a lot of inspiration to draw and create new things, and I hope I can share it with you all soon. The trip was an unplanned, difficult expense to make, to say in the least. I’m considering opening up for sketch comissions this upcoming weekend to make up some of the cost - if you’d be interested, please feel free to drop me a note!
Thanks, friends - you’re all amazing people, and the world is an amazing place. To all artists, I can’t recommend traveling enough - get out there and see an entirely different world, and you’ll come back bursting from the seams with inspiration.
A few quick sketches at work, while I’m loading all my files onto the server…If you’ve perhaps been wondering why my updates have been sprase lately, it’s because I got some big news. My game studio work is winding down - today is my last day (holding back the tears) but I’m so SO excited to say that I’m moving onto doing freelance work for an animation studio!! I will share more later as I begin my new work.
Have a fantastic weekend, friends - you all are awesome.
First week of homework for my figure drawing class at the Concept Design Academy. The first week, for me, has been pretty challenging but also exciting. I’m forcing myself to learn some really different techniques and methods than I’m used to - and it’s awesome. I love learning new things!!