As I mentioned in this post, I've been feeling inspired to do art lately. Finding the right time to be creative is a different story though. I'm still trying to figure out my new schedule, with various kids at various schools at various times. Although I've got more free time in the mornings, I've got less free time in the afternoons, and have all but lost the kids' nap-times due to school pick-ups. Naptime used to be my best "art time". So I'm doing some mental readjusting to determine when I'll have creative time. I'm such a creature of habit that's it's taking me some time to get it all figured out!
Anyway, all that to say that I finally took some time to do a little piece in Avery's journal!
Quite obviously, this is a piece about turning two!
I struggled the whole time working on this spread, trying to decide how to fill the empty spaces. I did a few different things, then painted back over, not liking the results. I tried the gray polka-dots as a last attempt, and I love them! They're whimsical without being too cutesy, because of the neutral color.
Hopefully, you'll be seeing more artwork out of me now, especially after I get situated into a new routine!