Feeling the love

For 23 years I’ve worked as a graphic artist – for advertising agencies, graphic design firms, print shops, and now on my own as a freelancer. I enjoy the work and the process. It allows me to use a talent and skill to serve others, all while wearing my comfy pants adorned with cat hair. It’s a career that’s been good to me. But I have to admit, I might have become too comfortable in those pants. It’s time to shake things up!

When my friend Michelle became a life coach, I signed right up. I figured I sure needed coaching if I was ever going to live the life I really wanted. She is an amazing coach, teacher and friend. Through her gentle guidance I’ve discovered struggle is an illusion, and I not only can do what I want, I deserve to.

During our journey, she was hit hard with a need to write a book, and she wanted me to illustrate it. I felt the ground shake under my feet with excitement, and a little bit of fear. Would I be good enough? How would I make the time? Things were officially being shaken up!

We’ve been working on this labor of love for some time, and it’s kindled a fire in me to create artwork for myself, too. For me, for you, for everyone! Through Etsy… someday. I have a little ways to go before I can open my store, oh but the idea of it! It’s been a little more than exciting. Getting back to my roots, picking up pencils and watercolors, feels like home.

My first offering of love are these little English Robins. I can see them on wedding invitations, can’t you?

Love Birds_sketchLove Birds_painting wreath

5 thoughts on “Feeling the love

  1. Nicki, you are an amazing talent, and your English robins, beautiful. All my love and good wishes are yours.

  2. My Birthday Twin! I love them! Little fat birdies! Ooo….do Eastern Bluebirds!!! Please, please, please!!!!

    1. Hi Sweat pea! Eastern Bluebirds are wonderful… so are chickadees with their black caps and round wee bodies and warblers and, and, ah, the options are endless! So, Eastern Bluebirds for your wedding invitations, then? Ha! If you go that path, may I humbly suggest a “simple backyard wedding” is not really all that simple… 🙂
      Thank you for reading my blog post!

  3. I love your robins, too, Nicki! So elegant, but whimsical at the same time. Hey, kinda like YOU, Chickie! And I’m sorry I didn’t get to be Follower #1, but follow, I will, no matter what! Lovely lunch today, and I’m so excited by all the wonderful things that are coming your way. You deserve every one of them, and I’m so glad you are realizing that. Happy, happy, happy! Hug Mark for me, and tell him thank you for lunch, again. You two ROCK!

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