December is here!

I’m all for the sparkly goodness of the Holiday Season, but I am honestly very sad that this year is almost over. Time flew by so fast this year that I don’t remember what exactly I did with it. Reflecting on last month’s goals, I would say that I made it about 50:50. The murals are tiring me out, and I think I may stop offering them altogether. I want to focus more on my personal illustration work through my shop and other freelance opportunities. It’s a tough decision, but I’m going with my gut on this one.

December is about shifting focus. I accepted the opportunity to illustrate a pair of children’s books by a valley resident. He based these stories on his family, and their silly adventures and now – is finally moving forward with his dream to self publish and distribute his work. Some of my preliminary sketches of the family are shown below. Another goal is to continue brainstorming a lovely blog idea I had awhile back. The dream is to great a unique place for all of the geeky art I love. Wish me luck because I’m definitely going to need it.

Finally, I’m making the commitment to completing another personal work. I haven’t decided what, but my sketchbook is starting to fill up with fresh ideas again. Tune in later to find out.

2 thoughts on “December is here!

  1. Chantal

    I think hitting 50% of your goals is still quite an accomplishment. This time last year I had no idea I would be writing goals for a creative outlet – it seemed like a luxury I couldn’t afford… but now I can’t go a day without creating something. Good on you for resetting where you want to be and focussing on the things that are giving back to you. Good luck with the book illustrations, another great project for you to pursue : )

    1. Gina Hief

      Thank you for the inspiring words, Chantal! I think it was June of this year when I made decision to actively pursue my dream. I’ve come pretty far. To see were you have come in one year is so amazing – and certainly gives me hope! 😀


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