One of my goals starting NOW is to focus more on putting up new stuff and filling out my Etsy shop. I have all these dreams of creating my own destiny, and nothing is ever going to happen if all I do is go to work every day and come home and go to bed, right?! I commute for 4 hours a day and it really takes a lot out of me. By the time I get home I just want to do nothing. I decided to make myself a calendar and set up little projects for myself to help me stay on track. I would love to hear from other people who work full time and try to do a little somethin'-somethin' on the side. How does one manage their time? Seems like you just need to stop sleeping.
This little octopus guy started out as a doodle I did when I was at this work event that was kind of like a TED talk for creatives at my company. Some of the talks were really interesting and inspiring, and some of them not so much. I ended up doodling a version this guy during those not so interesting ones. It looked a lot like this, but with maybe more sketchy doodles around it. Like when you're zoning out and just moving your pen.
I really liked that doodle, so I re-doodled it and gave it some color. Over the coming months, I will be trying to devise a plan on how to get the 2 sides of my brain to work together better. One side is like, "Draw pictures of succulents and stuff for people to decorate their homes!" because I just love home décor so much. The other side is like, "Be a weirdo and draw headless unicorns!" because I am kind of a weirdo. This ends up looking very disjointed. I am not wiling to give up either side because I do love them both, so I just need to find a way to make them work together! Should be an interesting experiment.