Resurrecting a few cartoons from years gone by….
This cartoon is from several years ago – it demonstrates that even back then i was still searching for balance in these areas. So much remains the same .
One day several years ago i was shocked to find out that those adorable packages of baby carrots that you find in grocery stores are not really baby carrots. They are mined from real big carrots and whittled down to a cute size. You’re probably better off buying regular carrots and peeling them yourself into non-perfect chunks. Naturally i had to create a cartoon around that realization.
About 8 years ago before i knew i had Attention Deficit Disorder i created this art journal page called “The Blurt Factor”. I was constantly offending people by saying what i was thinking – blurting things out without thinking whether or not it would hurt someone’s feelings. I have learned that sometimes folks don’t want to go deep and if you try to engage them in meaningful conversations they will be offended. I’ve never been very good at small talk (most folks with ADD don’t like small talk).
Going thru the Motions
I’m particularly fond of this cartoon strip i did about 7 or 8 years ago when i was having a major meltdown. I had to go away by myself for a few days near the ocean. Of course nature and art saved me once again. Ya gotta love it!
I created the peace princess several years ago and converted this illustration into stickers. Always searching for peace inside and outside myself – this has been a common theme.
Looking at these cartoons reminds me that creating art helps us make sense of our world. Sometimes as in the case of “Going through the Motions” the art gave me a solution to the problem as i kept drawing. It’s just one big adventure if you simply let go and trust!
Well that’s it for today. I hope you’ve enjoyed this trip down memory lane!
Love, Violette xo