On Monday I had to write one of the hardest blog posts I’ve ever had the displeasure of writing. It was over at the Print & Pillage blog, where I admitted defeat. Or at least, it felt that way back when I created it. I am used to juggling a lot of things and as life got more and more hectic (house buying, moving, work, etc), illustration became something I worked on when I could spare a few minutes; the shop itself got placed on the back burner permanently, and eventually I stopped working on it entirely. So when I wrote my post saying that I would be consolidating my efforts by putting the shop’s blog (along with its twitter and instagram) on hiatus, I felt as though I had failed at something. I spent all week stressing over it. In fact, I worried and fretted and stressed out about it for quite a long time before Monday.
Now that I’ve had the week to step back and really see my choices for what they are, I am happy that I did. It would have been fantastic to devote the time to building and creating a good online presence for both my illustration and P&P, but for now I think everything will be more cohesive and more well thought out if I only have to look at is as one big project instead of two, and having the shop under my portfolio and presence can allow me to experiment with other things I haven’t before (hello screenprinting, hello textiles!) The overachiever in me will have to cope for now. So there’s a silver lining! There will be a lot more stuff coming. Starting with a print and set of notecards of the little WIP you see above. Keep an eye open for it!