Had to share this video because I LOVE Sophie Blackall, she has become one of my all time favourite illustrators. Her work is just so filled with exquisite little details. Watching this video is worthwhile for a number of reasons, but in particular for what she says about drawing animals (I feel the same way).
I don’t yet own her Missed Connections book, but I plan to. However, I’ve been waiting for the serendipitous moment when I come across it while out and about. I think, given the subject matter, serendipity is far more appropriate than boring old ordering it online, don’t you think?
What am I up to these days, you ask? Not a whole lot. Still slogging away at my personal projects (I may have some things to show on that front quite soon). January tends to be slow here in Toronto, I think everyone just hibernates until about mid February. This has been an abnormally warm and brown January as well, and that has put me in a dreary state of mind – the one thing I can usually count on is some sparkly, fluffy white snow to pretty things up a little. No such luck this year.
I do turn thirty at the end of the week. Not entirely sure how I feel about that. I may even be looking forward to my thirties – I think it’s quite possible I’ll be able to accomplish a lot more in my life with my twenties out of the way.