The creative process is an interesting one. As a life-long creative person, I am very familiar with feeling sensations of elation as I create, pride of accomplishment at the conclusion, and, a few moments later, letdown or disappointment with the result. (Fortunately, after some time has passed and distance from the creation is possible, the merits usually become apparent.)
While I can’t redo a musical performance, I do have that option with my illustrations. I loved the idea behind my illustration “The Balancing Act” which I posted on my blog yesterday. However, when I took another look at it this morning, it didn’t feel right. I realized that “Josephine” needed to be more fabulous somehow. Redressing her was a logical first move. In the process, I also decided to depict her walking…
(because great style and elegant posture go hand-in-hand with smarts!)
Here’s the new version. I’d love to hear what you think!
(Now available at Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy)