It's always difficult to know where to start at the beginning of something new. It has been a little while since I have had a regular writing schedule. Which doubles the issue when trying to pick the right words.
So I think I will just introduce myself. I am Samantha Dolan. I am an Illustrator, Artist and all round creative person. For many years I've been trying to keep a regular creative practice of some sort or other, fitting it in around everything else life brings to us. Over the last year or two (or three) I've been trying to really concentrate on making Illustration a career rather than just a hobby. And with all endeavours of the precarious nature there have been a few bumps, dead ends and scary summits to conquer.
So as the new year rolled round and 2018 began I began to feel reflective. I decided I wanted to record the ways in which I work and some of the problem I come up against. I've spent time looking online for advice and tips on how to navigate the path I'm trying to create for myself. Maybe the things I've learnt along the way might be useful for someone else out there.
So Im going to try to write a little bit about me, my work, mental health, creative block, interesting art and illustration stuff, tips and tricks etc.