Top floor please!
Not every thought or word we think of will make it to the top of our minds and seep into the world around us. There’s so many obstacles within us that create stops along the way that give us time to second guess ourselves. Once we do, we swallow our imagination making it difficult to recollect the ideas we’ve since lost. If only there was a way to make this journey easier and more direct. A way to express without an off ramp.
Typically when I’m feeling blue, which seems to be most hours of the day, my go to cure is to drink something warm. It helps keep me alert and focused but also gives me a sense of comfort, like I’m hanging out with one of my best mates, the kind who can just hang about doing nothing but feels completely content in your company. My favorite of these being tea (mint) followed by a black coffee and then occasionally a mug of warmed up apple juice, not to be mistaken for a hot apple cider which has a bit too much sugar. Each one of these will instantly work their magic and put me right back into the swing of life. They’re my fuel for the day, unfitting seeing as though they have close to zero nutritional benefits but maybe that’s the real reason for me being blue.
Here’s a couple of other blue dudes getting their own daily fix:
The morning blues.
A cure: Large coffee, two sugar.
The afternoon blues.
A cure: Small tea, one sugar.
The midnight blues.
A cure: Medium hot chocolate. no sugar necessary.
(ink, marker, crayon, digital)
I posted this series on Instagram a few months ago so I’m happy I finally got it up on here. If you haven’t already, you can also follow me there @illustratedconnection where I post a bit more frequently. Thanks for the read!
Earlier this year I decided to start making most of my illustrations/art projects into multiple part series in the hopes that it would help demonstrate my ideas more clearly. This practice has also challenged me to keep my style consistent while working on specific bodies of work. This gave me a sense of focus whilst creating. I’ve always been a huge fan of comic books and graphic novels and hope to start making larger and denser works soon, but at the same time I love pushing an idea big or small through a minimal amount of frames or a single piece of art. Hopefully with this new page I can merge those two things together and bring multiple forms of story telling to the table.
Here’s a fun little series I posted not too long ago which involves a bit of fruit and a whole lot of cheese:
Fruit and Cheese
Order Platter: 1/3
Apple of Your Eye.
“If only I was the apple of your eye, that would be so sweet!!”
Order: Platter 2/3
The Perfect Pear.
“I just wished we could’ve been the perfect pear one day, but things got rotten fast!”
Order: Platter 3/3
Sweet as a Peach.
“You’re as sweet as a peach my dear.”
(ink, digital, marker)
Part 3 of my feelings of being nude series:
Sometimes it’s the silliest things that can make us feel insecure, like the size of our nipples or having a hair here or there.
(watercolor, ink, digital)