Sometimes…well maybe all times…the hardest part about starting a new creative project is decided WHAT to do. At least this is true for me with illustration. I think it stems from years of being a corporate artist forced to think about art in terms of “right” and “wrong.” What “will sell” and what “won’t sell.” Sure these thoughts are valid and totally true, but they can also stymy the creative mind. It’s been two years since I left my twelve year long career as an artist/manager with a children’s apparel company to be a full time mommy. Creativity is stirring, illustratively & writerly. This year, I hope to carve out more time for myself to pursue art and writing. To make making art easier on myself, I put a bunch of themes into a hat, yes a real hat, and each day I’ll draw a theme and create based on it. Portfolio will be built, creativity sparked and honed, and hopefully before too long, I’ll be making art that sells.