last summer saw the introduction of my
gift line with Demdaco, called
"Happy the Future".
a funny name, which came about from
this little painting.
which of course (with some fine tuning),
turned into this happy little lady...
i say that, because if you don't know already-
when you are an illustrator by trade, you are
happy to do what the client needs. it is simply
your job. and in this case, my job was to
make the girl more "happy".
I know some would struggle with this, but
for me i am just filling someone else's need.
I don't feel it is a compromise, and i look
at is as a challenge! PLUS, it is my job.
BUT... i will say this. when i created this piece
(the original one) i wasn't speaking to the idea of being happy.
i was having a bit of self talk, reminding myself
that things don't have to always be perfect and that
often times (for me) i have to choose happiness.
remind myself that it is even an option.
am i alone in this i often wonder? i don't think so...
the more i think about what i am doing (in regards to
my artwork), i find that i am often speaking to the hard
moments. the ones where you HAVE to
look down at the buds beginning to grow-
bursting through the spring soil with deep
roots and faith- to remind yourself that things
will move on, and get better, blossom and
even bare fruit.
don't forget... they say, this just may be
the beginning and not the end.
happy the future everyone.
(we all deserve it)