Or she’ll knock you down.

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3 years ago I decided I wasn’t going to pursue my own personal art as part of my business model.

I still made art – for my business.

I was my own personal illustrator – but I didn’t want to focus on the promotion and marketing and sale of my own art.

It didn’t take.

I was asked recently to illustrate a tarot deck for an upcoming app release. That means 78 card illustrations by September 30th.

Making tarot art will be my major focus over the next 45 days and interestingly – it also appears to have created an interest in my work again.

It opened a gate and I’m getting inquiries for commissions and work.

I’ve just finished up a portrait commission and I have another one waiting for a rough storyboard.
 

Congratulations Meghan!    This commission showed me why I won't do more than 2 figures in a portrait at this size. lol. Live and learn.

Congratulations Meghan!
 
This commission showed me why I won’t do more than 2 figures in a portrait at this size. lol. Live and learn.


 
I still have 54 cards to finish.
 
 

I’ve been told I’m doing it wrong

©2012 Lezley DavidsonI love making art.

I love doing a lot of different things.

Teaching art and business.

Inspiring women to pursue their dreams and teaching them the tools to be successful in creative business.

Encouraging art making.

Encouraging creativity.

Teaching art techniques and sharing materials and methods to expose artists to new ideas and inspire experimentation.

I like speaking. I like filming. I like writing.
 
 

I’ve been told I do too many things.

 
 
I agree.

I agree – if my goal is to do one thing and grow that one thing as quickly as possible to be as big as possible.

towerThat’s the standard business goal… it just doesn’t fit with my definition of a successful life.

The standard model is to dig deep in one niche and specialize yourself so that you grow a single tower that can be seen around the world.

This IS good biz advice.

I don’t do that.

I don’t want to do that.

I do many different things that communicate the transformative magic of life in ways that make me happy.
 
 

I’ve never wanted to do just one thing – and one thing has never satisfied my on-going quest to adequately express my awe and love for Creation and the Creatures in it.

 
 

I don’t build towers – I make communities.

And art refused to be left behind – because of course it can’t be left behind.

Art said, “My turn to drive.” and I slid over and gave it the wheel.
 
 


 
So 54 more illustrations.

In 53 days.

Gotta go – and I may be scarce for a bit.

I bought this book last year. I've been afraid to read it because it will not allow me to keep avoiding this.

I bought this book last year. I’ve been afraid to read it because it will not allow me to keep avoiding this.

There are things that I need to do to fulfill myself in this life that require more courage than I thought.

There are things that I need to do that require more than I have been giving. I’m getting close because when I sit down to do it, it’s never good enough and I’m scared so I leave it.

Then I dream about it and I try again.

It won’t leave me alone.

The savage struggle of creative expression…

Allow that which you fear the most to consume you.

Geezus Christ – no wonder most of us just content ourselves with the day job and entertaining TV.

Vulnerability is not for the weak.
 
 

"Live creative."
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