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LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL WATERCOLOR

Hey everyone, I hope you all had a fun weekend!  I had a nice, relaxing weekend with my family, and I was able to complete my latest project!

 

NEW ETSY UPLOAD!

Just uploaded my “Lavender Essential Oil Image Bundle” to my Etsy shop!  I plan on making two more in this series, and I’ll try to have then completed by the end of the month.  Feel free to check my Instagram account to see my progress on them.

WHAT’S NEXT?

Starting in February, I plan on getting totally back into my favorite thing to do in art – drawing people!  Also, I want to try to make more completed art pieces with backgrounds, etc.

 

 

 

2018 ILLUSTRATOR GOALS

Happy New Year, all you wonderful people!  I am happy to say that the holiday rush is now over.  Due to all the madness involving birthdays and holidays, I’m usually busy from October to the beginning of January.  I can finally breath again!

 

BACK TO NORMAL

I actually played at least two hours of Minecraft today, as a way of celebrating my freedom. (I’m doing some terraforming and building a pretty cool mountain fortress in an AMAZING single player world I created.  If you’re interested in getting the seed, just mention it in the comments below.)

 

THE PURGE

One of my 2018 goals is to finish purging my house.  I use the basic principles of the KonMari tidying method.  This means that I only keep what I love, or what is actually useful.  I also have keepsake boxes, which are probably too numerous to conform to the KonMari method.  Anyway, I actually get really excited about purging, it’s just I don’t always have time for it.  But this year, I want to purge the whole house, and also sell a bunch of stuff on eBay.

 

ANATOMY

I realized that I definitely do not meet my own standards of acceptable skills in drawing human anatomy, so this year I want to focus on drawing people a lot more.  I’ll probably be posting my sketches on my Instagram account, if you want to follow me there.  I’m also really bad at drawing male faces, so that’s something else for me to work on.

 

ESSENTIAL OIL PROJECT

I’m currently finishing up an “Essential Oil Image Bundle” series.  I have three more to go, and I’ll be taking a break from the essential oil art.  I’m posting the image downloads on Etsy, and I’ll also post some photos on Instagram, Twitter, and Behance.  If the essential oil image bundles get some attention, I may create more of them in the future.  The one I’m working on right now is lavender, which is kind of fun.  It’s always fun deciding which elements involving each essential oil to include.

 

TIME MANAGEMENT

I’m trying to work on proper time management and delegation of tasks, because currently it is very difficult to find time for working on art.  I might also try meal planning, which saves time and money.

 

HEALTH AND WEIGHT LOSS

I plan on losing 20 lbs this year, which will get me very close to my goal weight.  I started eating healthier this holiday season, but in 2018 I want to improve on that even more.

 

Well, it’s getting late, so that’s it for now!  I hope you all have a wonderful 2018, and if you have any goals for this year, I’d love if you would mention them in the comments!  Happy New Year!

 

HOLIDAY GINGER ESSENTIAL OIL

Happy Holidays, guys!  I hope you’re all having a fun December so far.

 

VLOGMAS

One of my highlights this December is watching my favorite YouTubers doing Vlogmas.  Will you be watching any “Vlogmasers” this year?  My favorites so far are Lydia Elise Millen, Elle Florence, RemLife, and Sharmander.  By the way, I might be doing Vlogmas this year as well, but only a few days of it.  I already got some footage, so if I do upload some Vlogmas videos, I’ll post it here.

 

GINGER UPDATE

I have a new “Essential Oil Image Bundle” up on my Etsy shop, as a digital download, and this time the theme is ginger!

 

This was really fun to paint, because of the cute ginger elements like a gingerbread man, ginger snaps, and ginger ale!  The most fun part of doing this series is selecting the items to draw that are associated with the oil.  In this digital download, you get 12 separate transparent PNG images.  They’re great for pamphlets or brochures advertising your essential oil company, as well as on invitations to essential oil events.  You can also use them to make your website more fun and cozy!

Click here to visit my Etsy shop.  This whole month, all my essential oil image bundle downloads will be on sale for $2.00, so be sure to check them out!

 

UPCOMING PROJECT

I’m currently working on the next image bundle in this series, which will be “peppermint”!  It fits really well with the holiday theme, and I’ll update you when I have that launched.

 

DIFFUSING

My holidays have been going good so far, just a bit busy, but I hope to get back on track next week.  I still have to decorate my Christmas tree!

I hope you’re all enjoying the holiday season so far!  Are you currently diffusing any essential oils?  If so, I’d love to hear which ones in the comments below!

Until next time!