New Year, New Banner


I thought it would be appropriate to design a banner that better represented what I do. So, why not a sketch of my painting setup? I’ve kept my bear in there, on the can holding the brushes. If you are wondering what’s with the bear – read my about page.

The New Year, has given me a recharge. I’m more committed to being creative than I was at the start (of 2014). I’m excited to pursue all the different things I’m interested in (painting, illustration, surface design, animation). I’m trying to doodle in my sketchbook every day. I ask myself for only 5 minutes. Even on the busiest days, I can spare that right? It’s relaxing, and it allows me time to come up with ideas. I usually do it early in the morning, while I wait for the kids to get ready. It puts me in a creative mindset for the day. And because of that, I usually end up creating later in the day.

Hope your New Year is off to a creative start too!



Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

17 thoughts on “New Year, New Banner

  1. Great choice and yes, at least 5 minutes is doable.

  2. Great idea Eileen, there is no question who you are. Love your drawing style.

  3. Hmmm….Yes…sounds good, and looks good!
    I’m still starting slowly… 🙂

  4. Looks great!! And 5 minutes should be doable….there will be tough days and somedays you may spend 5 hours…. 😉

  5. Love it! It’s you! Get that time in. You have a gift!

  6. Slow start here, low motivation/inspiration…. but it’ll come! 🙂

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