See Ya 2012, Hello 2013!

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Every year, I can’t emphasis how lucky I am to be doing what I am doing for a living. Many Art Directors, Musicians, and other fantastic people have put trust in me to create images that relate to the kind of work that I enjoy creating for their projects. I am also thankful for the support of many illustrators who’ve really been there for me along this crazy journey. Especially those apart of Illo Confidential. This year I’ve been really lucky to be asked to speak at a bunch of talking engagements and I am flattered to be asked to voice my opinions, constructive criticisms, and debate in various forums. Without a doubt this year was better than the last. 2013 will be no less.

Along with my gratitude, I like to start off each year with a mantra. Last year’s mantra was “Work Hard + Make time to live”.

2013’s mantra: Reflect/Patience. So I want to take more time to really look at what I am creating, and try to make work that is better than what I’ve made before. Even if it means an extra 30 seconds or 30 minutes. Having Patience to really work at making better and better work. It doesn’t happen over night. Reflecting on what I say and how I say it. I want to be clearer to those I talk to all the time, and don’t want to be misunderstood. Finally, just having Patience with myself on becoming a more positive person and meeting personal goals that are…..well too personal to share out loud. :)

Can we do it 2013? I think so. Let’s make stuff together.