Once in a while you feel like you may never attain your goals. Many of mine are quite lofty! I always think that something great is hovering and I equate it to a beautiful orange carrot dangling from a string, just in front of me. Albeit, just out of reach!
Recently I’ve started to think that carrot has withered a bit and turned a little brown! Ha! That is my fault, because I haven’t finished my picture book projects or started that latest fantasy series. You can’t have success if you don’t send things out of the file drawer and mail them they remain hidden and nothing spectacular will ever happen!
So I’ve been dusting off unfinished projects. Doing a book dummy or two and sifting through sketches for new fantasy work. Also going through boxes and drawers of art supplies. It’s exciting and invigorating. A fellow Illustrators’ Table artist and friend CHRISTY BOTKIN REEVES did this sketch below for me. I keep it on my desktop! It’s what I picture now, still dangling in front of me. A beautiful orange carrot. Maybe a little closer and, like this drawing, a lot brighter!