|Soap Dispenser prefers reading hard copy books because his Kindle |
always seems to need recharging at the most exciting part.
Interestingly, Weather Bunny began in much the same way as Faucet Handle, Soap Dispenser and Scissors did. I looked for images of real rabbits online, drew from one of those photos, then allowed the character to morph organically as I drew her repeatedly. And also similar to the way Faucet Handle and friends have developed, I didn’t necessarily set out to create a cartoon character when I first started sketching Weather Bunny. But characters have a way of taking on a life of their own. Her personality and attitude evolved along with the drawings.
|She tried rollerblading with Faucet Handle, but skateboarding makes |
Scissors feel more like a badass.
Some people avoid challenges like InkTober or The 100 Day Project because they seem contrived or too restrictive. I say, whatever encourages creativity is a good thing to try. I do believe that it helps to do something for a sustained and committed length of time – 31 or 100 or 407 consecutive days – to push myself past whatever resistance I might have and arrive at something new.
Creative inspiration doesn’t happen by waiting around for the Muse to show up and drop a bolt of lightning. The showing up has to be done by me – regularly, daily, even if I’m not in the mood and especially when it feels too hard. Most days, nothing interesting happens. But once in a while, it does – and if I’m not there when it does, I’ll miss it. That’s what the creative process is.
|Soap Dispenser was running late for his appointment, so Faucet Handle gave him a lift.|
|Hands are not necessary to enjoy a new handbag.|
|Weather Bunny appeared last week to observe May the 4th.|
|Scissors is careful not to cut her ramen noodles...it changes the flavor.|
|Whenever he sharpens a pencil, Soap Dispenser gets 11 steps on his FitBit.|
|Weather Bunny stickers|