Shared the pics from the map I designed for my friends marlee and johns wedding awhile back and its been featured on Etsy today! Crazy crazy few days leading up to that wedding. Big cheers to working well under pressure. Maps and flora/fauna are some of my favorite subject matters..I’d love to get going on more so send em on over!
Today, I’ve been reflecting a lot on how mental freelance can be. I am privileged enough to have the opportunity to choose which projects I take on. I can aid organizations I believe in and turn down those I oppose, but at times this luxury can be a burden. At times, I come to a fork in the road, perhaps an issue I haven’t taken the time to think about before that requests my services, and I must make a choice. Creating and aiding in others ideas ties you to those ideas and as they evolve, you are associated with those changes despite your personal thoughts on them. That’s why we have contracts. That’s why we are paid to do what we love. Artists are passionate people by nature. Even those who decide to brave the critical world of making a living from what they create inviting critique cannot always remain objective. So today, I find myself thinking more than putting pen to paper. I find myself at the burdened fork freelance presents from time to time. And as my thoughts weigh the possible repercussions of my decisions, I remember, always, that paying the bills is important, but being able to sleep at night after a hard days work with a clear mind and a proud heart, that’s a whole different animal.
this is too awesome to not share