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A little bit of vacation

Daily scribbles by artist Jessica Doyle

My Etsy shops are closing this Saturday at noon EST now. They’ll likely be closed for one week and reopen once the the other stuff is tended to.

I have custom work to finish.

I want to garden and simultaneously take a packaging and postal run break to.

I think I’ll drive somewhere far away and take a mini vacation on less than $150. Believe me, I can do it. I’m one of the most frugal people out there. Case in point, I’ve only put $30 worth of gas in my car since buying it two months ago.

I want to work on my hobby and research both vintage and antique items. I love researching! It actually makes me happy searching the interwebs and tubes of information on things that are from a time before.

I want to visit my long time friends; Lisa, Gillian, Shyanne and Karen. I’ve known these women most of my life, since early childhood and they understand and I understand and know that regardless of how long it’s been since we last saw each other that we can pick up straight from where we leaped off. They are akin to my sisters.

I always loved how my Mom was so close to her four sisters while I was growing up.

I really enjoyed my time off in February. I always know when it’s time for a vacation as I simply stop drawing and painting. I haven’t drawn or painted anything in two weeks. Been doing other creative things.

I just want to let the dust settle and plant some seeds so to speak.

I write things down on little bits of paper; thousands of little bits of pieces of paper. This little piece of paper is one of the most recent. I doodled it on the back of one of my certificates of authenticity. Please note that identifying numbers have been censored.

Complications in life rant balanced out with some positive notes and drawings

It began a few weeks ago as simply a feeling of being tired and overwhelmed. Then it progressed into exhaustion and not being able to keep up with myself or rather do all the things I wanted no needed to do. After a week or so a slight sore throat developed and that too went away but the tiredness remained.

Usually a day or two before a sickness takes a real hold of me I tend to get this adrenaline rush and feel so physically awesome running around and do so much in such a short period of time like today is the last day that I’ll ever be alive and everything I ever wanted to do must be done now! Sadly, deep down inside on that day I know that I’m going to crash pretty hard and boy the crash has been long winded this time around.
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Star of the East – custom design work

front card staroftheeast design by jessica doyle

In September, Esther and Estalla from Turkey of Star of the East contacted me about doing a business card for them featuring the Sassy Sea Urchin illustration of mine.

back card staroftheeast design by jessica doyle

And I agreed. Their jewelry is whimsically detailed and my illustrations seemed to jive well with their beautiful style.

star of the east jewelry

star of the east jewelry

star of the east jewelry

I began working on the design initially using the Sassy Sea Urchin. I thought it out more then migrated the design to an existing starfish illustration that worked better for their own identity and name than the urchin. I am so pleased with the result and so are they.

It was great working with you both! Thank you.

star of the east jewelry

Go and visit their shop here
You read their blog here

star of the east jewelry

Cheers!