Sketchbook Project: Releasing My Faeries

This post follows on from: Childhood Memories



There comes a point in every artist’s life when she or he must release their creations out into the world. This can be tough to do, as you immediately open yourself up to potential judgement. I am at a point in my life where I really don’t give rat’s backside about other people’s opinions, but there certainly was a time when I did.


The big challenge for me is my attachment to the work, especially on projects that have taken weeks, if not months, to work on. Such is the case with my Sketchbook Project Faeries. They are not simply illustrations; each one has developed a personality and place in my heart.


I actually completed the project a month ago, but the sketchbook has been sitting on my desk. Well, today I parceled it up and sent my faeries into the wild. The only reason I was able to do so, was because the Brooklyn Art Library came up with a new project to distract me: The Canvas Project. Clever clever Brooklyn Art Library. Clearly, they understand the psyche of artists.


Dearest Sketchbook Faeries,

I hereby bless and release you. May you bring as much delight to others, as you have to me.

My sincerest gratitude,

~ Eliza

P.S. You can view the Sketchbook in its entirety here: Sketchbook Project 2018

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