Illustration of the Day

If we as visual artists could approach our work with the same fearlessness that Chef, Author and Television Host Julia Child did with food there would be nothing holding us back.

I came across this quote by Julia “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” What a great quote! I needed to see it on a regular basis. I set the words in decorative fonts and printed out a copy to hang over my desk. Each time I look up and see it I am reminded that I AM passionate about art and design and I AM tremendously interested in it. There are always new techniques to investigate, much room for improvement in skills, histories to study, programs to learn and practice to be done – I will never stop learning.

Recently I attended OCAD University for a continuing education program in Illustration. It has been many years since I graduated from the Illustration program at Sheridan college and I had always wanted to check out OCAD. It seemed like the right thing to do and I was so glad that I did it. I was taught by an Illustrator whose work I have followed and admire, met a group of great artists AND we plan on getting together regularly to share our work and challenge our own creativity.

I will keep on seeking out classes and workshops in an effort to continue to grow as an artist. Julia’s quote will continue to hang above my workspace. I will cherish these words and be reminded by her courage to follow her dream and in turn keep trying to be better at what I love.

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