In our industry, we get misunderstood a lot. 'You do art, you do illustration so you should work for free since it's like a hobby right?' Wrong. We are humans with similar living expenses like anyone else. I saw this at furry little peach's tumblr and she put in one of the best answers.
Thanks to everyone who came to opening night last night. It was great catching up with familiar faces and meeting new ones. I got some great advice and tips from peers and the message all around was the same. Just throw yourself out there, grab every opportunity and 'yank her in with all your might' to quote another fellow illustrator.
My banner and along with others will be up until 30th October so come on down to the foyer of Black Sheep Advertising, 187 Rundle Street. Also do check out the adelaide illustrators website here.
On a personal note, great to be outside for fresh air. I'm still on meds but having a dehydration problem, no matter how much water I drink. A friend suggested I take some electrolytes. Still staying away from certain foods and would keep it that way until the end of the month, just to be on the safe side.
Other than that, I would like to share an excerpt/quote from Sue Bryce's blog:
You’ve got it all wrong. You didn’t come here to master unconditional
love. That is where you came from and where you’ll return. You came here
to learn personal love. Universal love. Messy love. Sweaty love. Crazy
love. Broken love. Whole love. Infused with divinity. Lived through the
grace of stumbling. Demonstrated through the beauty of… messing up.
Often. You didn’t come here to be perfect. You already are. You came
here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous. And then to rise again
into remembering. But unconditional love? Stop telling that story.
Love, in truth, doesn’t need ANY other adjectives. It doesn’t require
modifiers. It doesn’t require the condition of perfection. It only asks
that you show up. And do your best. That you stay present and feel
fully. That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and
fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as YOU. It’s
enough. It’s Plenty.”
It is that time of year again where Adelaide showcases its finest talent. It's my fourth year doing this exhibition so do come on down for opening night on friday (18/10) at 6pm. The exhibition is opened from the 18th - 30th October so plenty of time to check out this year's banners. For more info, visit the Adelaide Illustrators website.
Good news is that I've replaced my calamine lotion with bio oil. Bad news is that I relapsed when I was getting better. It was also the first time I called in sick for my monday classes. The pain reverberates through the bones and I can also feel it in my teeth. I crave for fresh air and was looking forward to being outside.
On the plus side, I've done a couple of faces for this week but wasn't happy with most of them. Was trying out new techniques and have a long way to go. I'll post the rest of the faces later in the week. Other than that, enjoy this week's mood board.
I'm into the second week of with rubella and it's taking ages for recovery time. During the times when I can't work, looking at pictures and inspiration sort of dulls down the pain. I kind of enjoy putting mood boards together with my monday faces so enjoy them!