Whenever I'm feeling stuck, frustrated, or doubtful about my work, I sit down in front of a blank sheet of paper and invite my heart to speak. This is what came out yesterday, and I can't imagine a more perfect metaphor.
The initial sketch: Just a little mouse with a big flower.
Inked up the block to pull a quick proof and get a better idea of how it's coming along.
The final proof. Happy with how he turned out, I'm calling this print done.
This piece isn't grand or earth-shattering, but it feels so dear to my heart. And though I didn't consciously plan it, the imagery represents so much to me.
It takes a tremendous amount of heart and courage to carry a big dream. Especially when you're just a small mouse.
Or a small fox.