What I Worked On This Week: 15-21 October - Behind the Scenes of a Creative Business

Getting the ball rolling in your creative business can be hard. And it’s especially hard when you’re full of self-doubt and fearful of people’s judgment. To be totally honest with you, I was scared shitless when I first published this blog, scared shitless when I hit publish on my blog post about my Instagram break and scared shitless when I reached out to the people who’s products I included in my recent gift guide round-up.

Every single one of those things took me out of my comfort zone. And as I’m writing these words, I still feel some kind of fear. Maybe it’s the fear of taking up space. Or the fear of not sitting quietly in my corner anymore. Maybe, more than anything I fear judgement. I don’t know.

But, I am here now. With this blog post, I’m kicking off a series where I’ll take you behind the scenes of my creative process and where I hope to show you at least a part of the things I’m working on in a week :).

 
cute fox reading a book
 
  • This cute little reading fox. She’s going to be part of a new design I’ll have in my shop pretty soon;

 
illustrations fall.jpg
 
  • Some Fall essentials. These are gonna be part of a print I’m planning to have in my shop, called “Fall Essentials For a Book Lover” or something like that. Those things in the blue mug are supposed to be roasted marshmallows, but they look more like beer foam, I know. I’m gonna redo the illustration, no worries. And, btw, in November it’s still officially Autumn, I’m not that late to the party even if October is almost over, hahaha. I still have to paint a few elements, but I hope to get it all done by the end of this week (btw, this post is going out on a Monday, so actually it’s about stuff I’ve worked on in the last week).

 
fox sketches fail
tracing a sketch with tracing paper
 
 
floral sketches
floral sketches flowers pencil
 
 
floral sketches tracing paper
floral sketches how to trace on paper
 
  • In the images above you can see my lousy sketches and how I got from an idea to the final form (well, almost). The florals and the open book are going to be an illustration that I had in mind for quite a few months now (not pictured here is the book that I painted).

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this short blog post and if you feel like it leave me a comment or DM me on Instagram.