To wrap up this week, I thought it would be nice to end on a personal note. I thought it would be fun to share some of the actual items that I included in my illustration. I love that they're now memorialized as an illustration.
A few items I was able to have from my maternal grandfather was his Kodak Dakon and his lovingly worn camera strap. I always use his camera strap when I take trips and photograph my surroundings.
For some reason, these glasses are sentimental to me. I can't wear them anymore because they hurt my ears, but I keep them. I bought them the very last day I had a fulltime job (during my lunch break) before everyone at our company was laid off. To me, they symbolize an item I bought during a time of stability (fulltime/health insurance) right before I entered a time of instability (freelancing).
When my late grandparents moved out of their home and into assisted living, my uncles needed to downsize their items. I was given a few sets of my grandmother's teacups. I love them.
For good measure, a few llama's I spotted in Harajuku, Japan.
To round out this week, I also wanted to share some other fab illustrators that I enjoyed seeing in Work/Life 3. First one is Amyisla McCombie from the UK. Check out her work here. I love her handwritten type and pencil-drawn details.
Also, illustrator Sue Jean Ko's work. Sue Jean blogged about the silkscreen process with her Work/Life 3 illustration. I love the playfulness in her work, especially her cards that she sells in her Etsy shop.