I’m taking time the day before my birthday to reflect on my growth.
First, it’s incredibly exciting to see my growth as an illustrator and designer. I started illustrating for Coffee at Large only a year ago and to be honest, none of my stuff was good. My illustration work got exponentially better when Seattle went on lockdown. I would sit on me and Abby’s dining table and draw for hours, soooooo late into the night. Thank you Abby for truly, being so supportive. I love and miss you a lot.
Thank you Geetu for giving me the space to grow into a kinder person. I know I’m full of anger and rage, but you give me the space to process my emotions and teach me how to love people in a greater capacity. You’ve literally created a space for, Union Coffee, where I feel safe and can grow as a artist, professional, and especially as a person. Lastly thank you to my muses, Sky and Mars! You both inspire me to work hard at my practice. Sky, your tenacity and dedication to your work literally inspires me to improve my own skillset. I’ve never thought about creating art for the sake of loving to create, if it weren’t for Mars. Creating because we are artists. What a concept.
So thank you to all of the incredible people who’ve given me the space to grow into the weird ass chaotic person I am today. I’m excited to see how chaotic I am next year!