This illustrator is finally born.
But like a newborn babe, I have a lot of growing to do. I have no idea what I will become (just like we don't know who are children will become).
If you want to watch this journey unfold, stop back when you can.
I'm so excited. I'll post my projects online for you to enjoy or laugh at or both....It doesn't matter. I want to do this.
What is your dream?
When I began this blog I had hopes of finding my drawing style.
And I have. It took a while but I found it. It is like finding your voice as a writer. Every writer has a distinct voice. It usually takes a while to find it.
My other hope was to one day see myself as a professional illustrator.
And I have had things published.
But today I arrived at a different destination than the one I thought I was heading toward. I have been here for a while but until this morning I didn't make it official in my heart. While writing in my journal I realized I am where I am supposed to be with drawing. Drawing has become a medium by where I can create and lose myself in that creation. It is good for my soul and I am content with this.
Whenever it is something else that is fine, but whether or not it goes beyond my drawing books, my journals, my doodles, it doesn't matter because I find solace in drawing. God uses it to center me, to help me get back to what matters.
I draw daily. I will share a few drawings from the pages of my journal from this week. They aren't good drawings. Some may say they are bad but I don't care. It is the act of drawing that has changed my life now. I still have my favorite illustrators who I will continue to study. And I continue to work on my technique but I am happy where God has brought me. I hope you too will pick up a pencil or a pen or a crayon or whatever drawing utensil is around and just doodle. It is good for your soul.