Professional dreamer, lazy summer worker

This summer has seen me working very little and actively trying to avoid work. I went on holiday and came back far too relaxed and it’s not wearing off! Then again, the work that I have to do is sort of mind numbing. I create graphics for designers and creatives to use in commercial art – that’s the fun part. I love to paint things up. The mind numbing part is editing all of those graphics to make them into nice digital files. I have pages and pages of pretty watercolors, all waiting for a clean and edit. And in order to avoid this sort of eye burning work, I’ve been making many art journal pages. It’s a nice change of course – I get to keep this art!

Above are a couple of pages from my summer art journal. The antler lady is a mixed media / acrylic. I actually used some of my own graphic files in this one, LOL. All of the flowers are from my watercolor graphic sets. The entwined ladies on the right are in colored pencil over a mixed media background (quote is from Tom Robbins).




  1. froebelsternchen Susi

    Both pages are wonderful – I so like your faces always – they are unique!
    Good luck with the professional things – I can imagine that it is boring sometimes when you HAVE to do it – so the journal pages relaxes you!!!
    oxo Susi

  2. My name is Erika.

    That's got to be mind numbing work-in a way it must take some fun away from making the art. But those journal pages are fantastic. I love those women with the twisted heart hair. Feels rather Norse goddess to me, ok, too much Iceland on my brain for me I guess. Like you, I am having a hard time getting back into the swing of things and want to stay on my holiday. 🙂 Erika

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