Monday, July 14, 2014

Seal of approval!

© Holly DeWolf- Seal of approval! 

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line!" -Lucille Ball

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Big ideas happen here!

Big ideas happen on the good days, the busy days and the even the bad days. 
Here's a great list of quotes that can ignite your big thought generator! 

"Good ideas are common – what’s uncommon are people who’ll work hard enough to bring them about." -Ashleigh Brilliant

"My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living."
-Anais Nin

"Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together."
-Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied."
-Alfred Bernhard Nobel

"You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea." -Benazir Bhutto

"Believe in something larger than yourself. . . . Get involved in the big ideas of your time." -Barbara Bush

"Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done right."
-Walt Disney

"Every really new idea looks crazy at first." -Alfred North Whitehead

"Capital isn’t that important in business. Experience isn’t that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas." -Harvey S. Firestone

"The air is full of ideas. They are knocking you in the head all the time. You only have to know what you want, then forget it, and go about your business. Suddenly, the idea will come through. It was there all the time."
-Henry Ford

"An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied." -Arnold H. Glasgow

Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
Nolan Bushnell

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have.
Emile Chartier

"You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea." -Pablo Picasso

"Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea." -Jim Rohn

"The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can’t be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!"
- Arthur C. Clarke

Friday, June 20, 2014

The visual word of the week: Contentment!

Like I always say, Illustration is visual proof that the universe wants us to be happy! 

The visual word of the week is 'Contentment.' Nothing is more satisfying than living the creative life. Despite the ups, the downs and the lean months, there are many tiny victories and big moments that keep me grounded. That 10 second commute, having endless ideas, drifting through work while forgetting about time, laundry and dishes is indeed priceless.

I'm a little late posting this but I have a good excuse: a new webpage!  It's going to be a great summer! 

New Website & New Beginnings!

New websites are worth the wait.

It's been a while since my last website redesign. I worked with The GDC Group to create a responsive page which took some time and a new way of thinking about how I present things on a site. This new page centres around my blog, my portfolio and books. I like the idea that I can post work in progress and illustrations I'm working on from my blog. Plus there is a nifty slider at the top that spotlights selected illustrations that be changed when needed. From here, I may add my twitter feed and a shop. I'm pretty excited to see what this site leads to. Let the summer promotion begin!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

What I'm Sketching Today June 5 2014

We've been wrapping up the last of the website redesign details so today I refocussed with some much needed sketching. This is part of the series I'm doing, Visual Word Of The Week. Looking forward to finishing it plus adding the text.

I'm considering adding a sketchbook to my website and a few other tidbits to show work in progress. With any luck the site should be launched in the next week or two.

Friday, May 16, 2014

The visual word of the week: Salute!

Bill & Ted Salute @Holly DeWolf 

FREE air guitar with every blog visit

So glad my adventure through time has taken a most excellent turn. This week I'm saluting kindness and some vintage Bill & Ted! [quadruple air guitar soloPlus it's Friday. Be excellent to each other and... PARTY ON! 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Visual Word Of The Week: Moxie!

Move Mountains ©Holly DeWolf

"Creativity takes courage." -Henri Matisse

Illustrators have moxie. We transform blank pages and bend ideas to make great work. We put ourselves out there for all to see regardless of the outcome. We get rejected. We get back up. We do it all over again and again. To us, it's not a job but a way we contribute to this very complex planet. The impossible is nothing if you've got a head full of possibilities! 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May The Fourth Be With You!

With Me May The Fourth Be
May the fourth be with you! ©Holly DeWolf

The Force is strong with this day! 

Today is my 44th birthday. I feel doubly special today as the force is with me twice! The inner geeky nerd in me loves sharing my birthday with all things Stars Wars. 

A Personal Record!

Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived!
Happy Birthday's are good days! ©Holly DeWolf

Birthdays are good days! This was a quick illustration to celebrate the most days lived on this planet thus far. Here is to a healthy, happy, creative and successful year! 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Visual Word Of The Week: Flow

Be Like Water- Bruce Lee
Flow ©Holly DeWolf

Bruce Lee said it best about going with the flow:

“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.”