Starting Over

Starting Over - student project

Simply my idea of success was to land a job as a Designer and Illustrate after college. I landed the job but the illustration never came through for me. College had done a number on my self esteem and confidence. I was an older student and felt as though I never really fit in and that the instructors felt I was too old to be there. Those were my feelings. I realize today that was all me. 

Today, my new idea of success is to start over and find Me. I'm studying Surface Pattern Design and loving it so much. But there are so many other things I'm interested in too. I'm loving Zentangles and I need to do more Watercolor. So I get to do a new learning experience. But I'm in charge of this one!! 

I would love to eventually make a living making art but, if that never happens, I'm ok with that. I give alot of my work away to my family. When I'm gone, they will pass it on to their families. I'll be the famous artist for my loved ones. That's enough for me.

I've created a collage Art Journal to get me started ...

Starting Over - image 1 - student project

Penny Dougherty
Design & Illustration
Teacher