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Friday, August 30, 2019

Marking the Occasion

New York City is an amazing, never-easy, ego-crushing, mettle-testing place to live. I just passed my 12-year anniversary of moving here. 

I guess I wouldn't trade it. That's the kind of trademark ambivalence New Yorkers have -- a feeling like you survived the day, the week, and the last 12 years of your life. 

I'll probably make popcorn and watch Netflix later to celebrate. Cheers.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Low Self-Esteem Relapse and Not Everyday

Two new sketchbook cartoons from journal entries. I recently started experimenting with drawing digitally. It changes my style a little, but also gives me some more flexibility to play around.

Thanks for reading along!

Friday, August 23, 2019

Creative Anxiety Spiral

Oh my gawd. Please, stop.
Sincerely, Elephant

New comic about self-doubt and the creative process. This is one of my more irritating habits of mind ;)
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Sketchbook: Sleeping Couple on the Subway

Sleeping couple I saw on the New York City subway today. There was something statuesque and relatable about their exhaustion. 

Who among us isn’t tired, after all? Sleep well, friends. 

Elephant Acceptance

My new hobby is not dieting. Today's journal comic.

View on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B1boN1HjFnM

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sketchbook: Babysitting a Terrace Garden in NYC

One of my favorite things is watering my friends’ terrace garden when they are away. It’s the best. A Sunday sketch from memory.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A Day of Climbing at the Gunks

New journal comic after climbing at the Gunks again. It's been a year since I was there.

Thanks to my good friend Matt for leading the climbs and who is always joy to follow.

View on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Hf1_agvKY

Return to the place where your heart broke
a year later.
Forgive yourself - because you did the best you could
with what you had.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Friday, August 02, 2019

An Optimal Zone for Creativity

This is where I am in my writing and creative process: accepting that I have to let all of my old certainties go in order to move forward. The rug analogy* comforts me and makes me laugh at the same time.

*The analogy comes from a zen practitioner, as quoted by Elizabeth Gilbert, author, in a 2019 interview with Chase Jarvis on his podcast, Creative Live.