Monday, January 24, 2011

Pondering My Next Move

Yesterday was my big solo Art Show Opening and it went great! Lots of supporters came to see and hang out and I just had a blast! Thank you to all who were able to make it! And if you didn't get a chance to make it out, you can still go see it. It will be on display until April in the Student Union at Cal State Fullerton.

So now that the show is done, I need to figure out my next project. I didn't give much thought as to what I would be doing after the show was done. Oops. But I do have some ideas stirring, and some friends who came to the art show gave me some good inspiration and motivation to revisit some old projects, and embark on some new ones. So I'm excited! First step will be to brainstorm, research, and let the ideas get out on paper and see where it goes from there. I also will be promoting myself. Now that I have some new art in my portfolio, I should send postcards out to publishers and see if anything happens. I've also updated my website with some of my new art and an advertisement for The Mahogany Door! Check it out!

Just for a taste of what to expect soon (or not so soon) I'm probably going to do the rest of the Ant and the Cricket illustrations and make it into a mini book. Nothing huge, just something to have in book form. I'm also thinking about redoing Asani's Pride. I'll be rewriting it and restoryboarding (is that a word?) it to fit the new text. I also might be getting back into the Cafeteria logos I started last year. But we'll see where the wind takes me. Nothing is set in stone yet.

Here are a few pictures from my show:
"The Mahogany Door" Cover

"The Mahogany Door" Interior Illustrations

With some of my family

Prints for sale!

Exploring one of my paintings


Yummy, yummy food!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Today I felt a transition time start to take place. Sunday is my art show, which I have been preparing for since October. Now all I have left are a few little details and the actual show, and then it's over. And today I realized that I am not sure what I will be working on next. I was so wrapped up in getting things done for the Art Show, that I didn't think about what would come after. So I think tomorrow I will take some time to brainstorm, strategize, and get inspired. This can be a lot of fun because I can dream and get really excited about possibilities, but it can also get a little overwhelming not knowing which route to take, or what the best next step is. I have a few things in mind already and a few projects that are in the works, but we'll see where it all goes.
I thought this little spot painting I did recently fit well with the state of things at the moment. I've finished my apple, and it was delicious. But I will soon be hungry again and I need to start searching for my next meal.