Evaluation Time


Deep in the throws of New Year reflection time, I’m evaluating the work I’ve done and am setting goals. My body of work is getting slashed to pieces. The decision making process went a little something like this:

Did I enjoy making this?
This applies to feeding my creative soul, ’cause if it’s not happy, no one’s happy.
Do I feel good about putting this into the world?
For me, this is about content.
Can I make more like this?
Is this sustainable for me to make again, and perhaps again.

After my first attempt of categorizing, some decent stuff was in the cut pile, but more importantly, some questionable work was hanging out in the keep pile. So I added a middle of the road category of work I will continue to consider, lovingly named, “I’m not sure this is going to work out…”

Why this exercise? Illustration is something I do that makes me happy and I’m going to try to my darnedest to keep it that way. And that means feeding my creative soul, making things I want to make, and feeling good about adding to the mass of stuff in the world.


Carly & Ben

Bride-to-be Carly wanted something quirky for her wedding materials and was open to ideas so I sketched scenarios of her and her beau Ben falling in love. She used the chosen images on the Save the Date, Wedding Invitation and Thank You cards. What I like most about the last image, is they actually rented a Volkswagen bus and camped around California for their honeymoon so it made a perfect Thank You card for guests to receive.