Getting paid to draw is something that never really entered my mind before. Even while on my streak of 100 straight days of drawing, I never really considered turning drawing into a side hustle. I realize that there are thousands and thousands of artists out there selling their work and many making a significant living at it. However, I’ve always struggled to call myself an artist, likely due to a severe case of impostor syndrome. This is probably the primary reason that I never really considered selling my artwork as a realistic option. That limiting mindset is slowly being shifted.Continue Reading
I was recently laid off from my job at a company I worked at for over twenty years as a result of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company let almost fifty percent of the workforce go as part of this layoff. Similar layoffs have been happening everywhere. I truly sympathize with anyone who has suddenly found themselves without a job as a result of this pandemic. I can honestly say that it left me reeling.Continue reading
Some time ago, I was asked to design a boat name graphic for a client from Martha’s Vineyard. The name of the boat is the Love n’ Hate which has an inside meaning to the owners. That being said, the client wanted the graphic to communicate the primary activity that the boat is used for, which is fishing. I really enjoyed designing this logo and hope to get more opportunities to take on similar projects designing boat name graphics in the future.