I've been doing MANY bikes, runs, and walks throughout the river valley this summer. I'm trying to notice all the plants, and draw some with the help of botanical books from the library. I have some new illustrations I am working on for ABMI about biodiversity in Canada, so I feel like each walk is 'research' for work. I am so glad to have a giant forest accessible for me to use just blocks from my house and studio.
In other news, I will be doing almost exclusively illustration projects for the remainder of this year, and my two ladies at WD will be handling the majority of design clients. It turns out I will also be teaching illustration courses at MacEwan this Fall/Winter, too.
So far, 2014 has been a whirlwind of new territory/experiences both personally and professionally. I am trying to navigate it all with kindness (to others and to myself), even when uncomfortable :)