And then like that July is out like a flash! Why is it that some months seem interminably long and others we are barely able to catch our breath? I currently am having a moment of crisis - or maybe that is too harsh of a word.. maybe what I'm feeling is doubt. This was brought on by my new boss asking me where I'd like my career to go. "I have a career?!?!?" Was what my brain shouted. I always just considered it a "job". My accidental career at the lab is comfortable and slightly more secure now that everyone is working from home, but I want to pursue creative work which is why I love working from home. No commute = more time to pursue other things outside my 9-5. So now I am doing some soul-searching and deep diving. What do I want my next 5-10 years to look like?
In the midst of all the holiday hub-bub I missed my December blog post about what’s going on. Basically it was all about family and friends – wrapping up working on the Mercury Moon website and finishing up this website!
In January work was a little slow – I illustrated a couple horses, worked on the Mercury Moon logo and wrote a piece about Diversity in Equestrian Media for The Plaid Horse which blew up! I’m glad to get the conversation going even if some of the voices out there are toxic. One step at a time.
Long time no talk – a lot has happened since my last post. I finished my Grad School program in 2016 and walk in the commencement ceremony in 2017. I moved from NorCal to SoCal, traversed a web of making new friends, building new routines, and discovering who I am down here.
I’m finally getting my act together and doing it! At the beginning of September of this year I vowed to use the last quarter of the year to dust off, update, and publish my portfolio site as well as launching a webstore. I’ve been working diligently a little bit everyday. Things just started happening at the end of October – I was asked to do 2 freelance projects (illustration and website + branding) as well write a blog piece for The Plaid Horse (which did very well!) Right after Thanksgiving I officially launched my webstore (link on my About page) we’re down to 1 month left of the year.
Welcome to the Soft Launch and I look forward to being more active!
I am currently in the middle of my third and last summer intensive for the MFA in Comics program at CCA. So close to graduating and hopefully I will again be more active in the online community!