Blog 003 – Forward

BlogArt-Forward700pxI had to make a decision before I began this blog, and that was whether or not to be open and real about my experience as an illustrator and creative, regardless of whether it was positive or not. I knew I could choose to easily keep up appearances to constantly seem ‘successful’ – because that’s the most positive image, right? Well, I feel like deception serves no one well – and while there is no need to be a Debbie Downer all the time, life happens. And that is what I decided to be honest about. Life happening.

Anyway, where I am at currently, after getting this monster of a site up and running (which I am still super excited about)… is desperate. The reason I was able to put so much time and effort into this launch was because I’ve only had one assignment in almost 7 weeks. It has been completely unexpected, to say the least.

I really wanted to follow success with success… but the truth is, every day now I am busting ass to make contacts and get my work and myself in front of people. And it’s tough. I am so hungry to get back to work… but right now there is nothing in sight. Some possibilities… but no bread on the table. And that’s life right now, and this game becomes a fight to stay positive and not give into doubt or fear. But instead, keep moving forward.

Freelancing is always referred to as being “professionally unemployed” – minus the unemployment check.

So if you’re out there reading this and you need art, or you need top notch motion/animation work, I am right here with my calendar wide open. Contact me, let’s get that ball knocked out of the park for you!