Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Keys and ribbons

Keys and ribbons by Alika-Rikki
Keys and ribbons, a photo by Alika-Rikki on Flickr.

My illustration for the book about a mouse. Adorable Glikeriya the Mouse always loses her keys. Now she found a fix. She ordered a lot of new keys, attached ribbons from chocolate boxes to them and put them on her apple tree near the porch. Now she has a key every time she needs one:)
Original illustration is made in acrylic and pencil on Bristol paper.

I'm selling a print of this illustration ( and several others too!) at my Etsy shop Artalika.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Day of must - Day of wish.

I'm conducting an experiment. There are things that need to be done but I'm not eager to do them. And there are things that I love to do and will be happy to do - but I feel guilty doing them. Usually they mutually annihilate each other - I am not doing must-do things because it's not fun and I am not doing pleasant things because I "don't deserve" it. So I divide and conquer. Every other day I do all necessary things - all day long without complain, and between them I spent days doing free-guilt pleasant things. Results are awesome. I have finished a lot of things from my procrastination list. And I have done a lot of fun things that make me happy and relaxed. It works for me perfectly because I'm not a multitasking person. One task for a day - to be busy and productive or to be relaxed and have fun -is ideal for me.