I love working out ideas in my graph paper notebooks - so I wanted my blog page to have a graph paper background!
When I'm sketching ideas on those graph paper pages, I feel more creative, and the ideas just flow!

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Stress Relief

Work projects come with assignments and deadlines and the ever-looming peril of client disapproval--which almost never happens, but is a constant boogeyman when you do artwork for clients.

To keep pressure at bay, I have a couple of things I do in the middle of projects and in between projects. In the midst of a job, I keep some fun reading on hand. Right now it's the works of E. Nesbit, children's novels from the Victorian era. Nesbit's works were an inspiration for George McDonald's, which were the inspiration behind C.S.Lewis. I'm in the middle of the three books about the Bastable children, and I am hugely entertained, which is the point.

And I make it a point, when I'm in-between jobs, to take a couple of hours and do something just to please myself. It keeps the joy level high in all the art, and keeps me singing as I go.

How do you pace yourself, and keep your ideas fresh and flowing?

Here are my last two interval productions...



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