I really want this to manifest as my own Roarin’ Twenties, and the #1 way im doing it is DOING MY ART!
And I am honestly off to a great start, as I have honestly started and completed more art in this first week of 2020 than I have in all of 2019!
What I am working on this week is an illustration i started YEARS ago but am now determined to finish.
This is an illustration of my second apartment in Chicago, in Logan Square. I live here from 2014-2017, and i have very happy times here. I loved this apartment so much, and I loved the people that came and went and life that happened inside. I think of this apartment often, I think of becoming the person I am since moving here in 2012.
This past week I had a very stressful move (which is a little redundant, since 99% of all moves are stressful) but for real… I am so glad it’s over.
My move is an adjustment, it’s a smaller place, new people, different set of rules, but as the days pass and I start to clean and unpack and spend time, I am really enjoying and appreciating it.
My new place is in my old neighborhood that I lived in years ago. There are some things I get to go back to, old hangouts, routes etc. But there are also a lot more new things that have really been keeping me exciting, so it feels like a new place.
Either way I had some kind people and lovely friends keep me company over the weekend to really bring down my stress level and lift my spirits. So this Much Love Monday is all about: Finding home and enjoying your space –
Then, REELChicago posted a video from opening night (though i think i sound like an idiot)
AND THEN! – the last two days I have talked and visited with the arts reader from the ChicagoREADER, which is super super exciting (since people actually read that one!) If you are around the Chicago area, you can pick up a copy NEXT THURSDAY (the 27th) or search for it on http://www.chicagoreader.com/
On another awesome note – I am still working on my most recent comic! It’s a Wealthy&Diamond diary comic, but it’s on a much larger scale, and with everything that’s been going i’ve only inked one page! But here is the first pages ‘ rough copy for you to revel over until the other pages are done.
I was sitting on the patio at my favorite local bar drawing comics and this table sat next to me. While I was drawing this i had to bite my lip to suppress my laughter – sorry, i know it’s mean BUT ITS TRUE.