This is true. I didn't really think about it that way before. I can't actually imagine myself doing anything else or at least being as good at anything else. And after five and a half years of university it would be silly to not use the skills i have developed. But even so I've been struggling a bit lately with 'being an illustrator.'
The two main things I find difficult are: working from home and working alone. Its so haaard! I find myself so jealous of people who get to leave the house and go to an office to work! However I am looking into a few little side jobs that will get me out of the house but they are taking a while to get started...
Anyway I didn't want this to be a rant or anything I just wondered if there were any illustrators out there who feel the same? And what do you do to balance out your home/work/social life without becoming a crazy hermit? I guess I'm still quite new to this full time illustrator thing...
Anyway enough about that. Here's a drawing I did the other day at the drawing class I go to on a Tuesday morning:
And here's some pictures of where I went in London the other day. Mainly of Fortnum and Masons. I absolutely love that shop! I think it's my favourite shop ever! The carpet is so plushy, the air smells so nice, the things to buy are all so nicely displayed and packaged. it is a shop of luxury! I can just walk around there gazing at everything. I love the chocolate counters and the posh desserts all displayed behind their glass cabinets. I especially love it at Christmastime when there are baskets full of glittering baubles and trees covered in fairy lights at every twist and turn. Those red crackers I took a photo of below were 500 pounds!!!
And now (I did say this was a bit of a jumble) here are some photos I meant to post a while back of the fabrics and amazing tiny buttons I got in Derby the other weekend. Too cute not to share!
I look forward to using it all. I'm sure all those scrap fabrics will be very useful in my future 3d illustrations. or maybe for Celestine. Who knows!
And here's Celestine (channeling some French vibes!) sitting on top of some salt and pepper pots yesterday. I took a little trip to visit my friend and we went to this nice little cafe place for lunch. They had some really nice food there- sweet potato gratin, chocolate truffle tart (yum) lamb wrap with hummus etc... it's making me hungry thinking about it all. I was lovely to see my friend and we had an interesting conversation about being passionate about stuff but that's a topic for another post!
And now finally I just want to mention that today marks the day of mine and Henry's three year anniversary- and it's been such a wonderful three years together. I look forward to many more! :) Tonight we are going out to dinner to celebrate (which reminds me I need to go and get ready!) So I'd better stop writing and go! Bye for now!