It has been a quite a LONG while, huh? So many things have happened in my life since last you’ve heard from me here, but I am all TOO excited to announce the big move I’ve been working towards for some time.
COMING TO A CLOSE
Pen Doth Persist is moving! Starting very shortly here (some time this week) this blog will be moving to my new official website Pennydoth.com. Who would’ve thought that building this blog would snowball into avenues and meetings I never expected? When I started blogging here, I wasn’t too sure of what I wanted this platform to be about and where I wanted to go creatively. I knew for sure, though, that I needed to put my dreams of illustrating professionally into action and they needed a starting point. This blog was the word GO.
In addition to my activity starting on social media at the time, some 2-3 years ago, this blog marked the beginning of me getting back into art. Drawing in some form was synonymous to me, while growing up. Moments of seeing me without a sketchbook were rare. College however, took my focus away from my passion for illustrating, that resulted in a 5-year hiatus. Doodles happened here and there, but I lost my vision of really seeing anything become of them. Most days I spent trying to discipline myself into living according to general expectation, considering both strangers and my own mind authority figures that I falsely felt UNWISE to oppose. I was, as I heard a game-developer and friend of mine put it,
“not living my dreams, but living someone else’s fears.”
That time spent was nevertheless required growth for me, and allowed me to go through changes that I needed to experience within myself, ultimately solidifying my resolve to do art full-time.
ANOTHER JOURNEY BEGINS
Fast forward to now, and I’m happy to see the beginning of a new chapter of what I hope to be an exciting, ever-evolving, enriching career, and a continuous path of my own choosing. I hope you enjoy this new journey with me!
If you’d like to see where my art and I end up, feel free to follow any of the links below: