season of change

October 04, 2013 14 Comments

 

This morning I woke up feeling like I'd been set free. This may or may not be because I finally summoned the courage to quit my Equinox membership. Saving future child's college education fund in the process. But, more importantly, I felt free artistically. I've been feeling trapped and anxious about my career and my art for a few months now. Like I've lost touch with why I illustrate the way that I do. Commission work keeps flooding in, keeping me busy and focused on making progress, but blocking out my personal creativity almost entirely. This little voice in my head has been whispering to me to try something different, but another voice snapped right back that I might not be good at something different. This voice battle has been tormenting me all summer. But this morning, finally, the adventurous voice won out and something felt different.

I took a different route to work, stopped in a brand new coffee shop and when I got to the studio, I sat down and sketched this pencil drawing. It was very liberating! And even more liberating to post it here, baring my crude portraiture skills for you to see, realizing I don't have anything to lose by changing pace once in a while.

Which leads me to another change I want to share.

  

The LASH WEAVE.

It has changed my life. Have you all ever tried it? I mean, it is the primary reason why I had to quit my gym membership (you have to pay for each lash in gold bars) But, so worth it.

I lay on a table for two hours, TWO HOURS, think how many commissions I could have gotten done in that time... and when I sat up, my eyelash professional had affixed hundreds of perfectly placed individual lash bouquets into my natural eyelash line making me the most radiant version of myself I have ever known.

If you're considering an adventure in beauty enhancement, I wholeheartedly endorse the lash weave... as well as taking a different route to work one in a while. It's a new season, full of possibility, both for my eyelashes and for the art I want to make.

Posted in art, illustration, Inslee, Inslee By Design, lash weave, portraiture, The Sketch Book