Hebdomadal Artwork

Each week I make sure I do a drawing for myself. I've been asked why weekly? Why not bi-weekly or at random? For me, weekly just feels right. Each week I have orders to fill, commissions to do and requests from art directors. I rarely get to share those projects online because they are being steered and debuted by another person. Don't get me wrong, I love work like that too, but I felt I needed to be consistent and do a piece for myself each week. It started off with me just doing art simply to post and share - and then some of them made it into the shop as prints for sale. It's been a fun journey with this blog - whether you read it here via newsletter or on my instagram, I'm really happy to be able to share it with you. One of the things I get asked about a lot is motivation and how can I find the time to fit it in. Some weeks it's a juggle but I look at it like exercising or brushing your teeth - it's a consistency that I've grown to crave in my life. I feel so much better for having started it and finished it. There's nothing better than raised endorphins after a workout, fresh minty teeth after a brush and a piece of artwork that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

The inspiration behind this piece is from seeing an urban coyote for the second time. I was coming home late at night and it was in the street looking right at me. We both quietly acknowledged each other and went our own ways. Seeing this coyote made me think of wolves, which travel in packs, and usually deep in the wilderness. This little coyote travels alone in the city (you can check out the art piece I did about it a few back). Wolf animal totems mean deep intelligence, intuition, an appetite for freedom, community, loyalty and compassion.

Happy Wednesday