Tuesday, April 7, 2009

From Bagel with Love...

I want you all to share more! I was super excited when Judith started this, but this blog is beginning to look a bit pathetic. I'm guilty of it, too; I know. It did have a pretty nice start, thanks to a lot of you :) but we need to keep this thing going! I'm sure you know that it really only takes 2-5 minutes to post something. I know it's easy to forget, which is why I'm posting this as a reminder in case you visit from time to time.

Whether you've got anything going on as a professional illustrator, or whether you've been titled employee of the month at the Q Mart (congratulations if you have.. though I don't know if there is such a thing as Q Mart), I think it's really important that we share our work, resources, ideas, concerns, or anything else. If you're going through some tough times not having a job/clients, then that's something to talk about; ask for some advice, support, whatever you want or need. Or if you've had success and found some clients/jobs, then that's a wonderful thing to share too! Those of us who aren't having a lot of luck would LOVE to know that it's still possible. From personal experience, I know how easy it can be to begin to feel that it's hopeless. Even better is if you've found a job or potential client(s) that might be perfect for someone else here. If you don't care about any of that, then maybe there's a website that you frequent for inspiration, ideas, whatever. Maybe you saw some awesome .. movie or .. heard some great song.

OR... maybe you don't even care or like this blog idea. Maybe you have a better idea for a way to keep in touch? Maybe you'd rather this be on tumblr.. twitter.. etc. .. (actually, twitter sounds like an excellent idea) ooor maybe you're happy with just a few of us updating...

Whatever your reasons for lack of participation might be, I hope you all will remember this little blog and post from time to time. I'd love to know what's going on with all of you: what new things you're seeing, what you're creating .. WHATEVER. There are days when I visit everyone's blog/website to see what's up, and... quite frankly... I'd rather see all that in one spot.


I ONLY SPEAK FOR MYSELF HERE. SPUR OF THE MOMENT KIND OF THING. and .. don't mean to seem like I might be making a big deal out of this, cause I don't mean to... I just thought it might help a lot of us if we kept in touch this way... also, I'm going to try and post something at least 4 times a month.

Stay healthy!

5 comments:

EDD said...

I agree that this blog is a great way to see what people are up to. I check it almost everyday, although I'm shy about posting. I will be updating in the near future, though.
Keep it away from twitter, I just don't understand twitter.

bagel jeehyun han said...

hahaha i love that some still are baffled by twitter. i am.. hooked. HOOKED.

Yeah. I figured some might've been shy about posting, but hey!!! We used to tack up our works in progress on the classroom walls for all to see, including pros in the bizz. Don't be shy :)
And never having been in Chicago, I'm always curious about you and Megan. I'd love to see photos of the area, or whatever.

Excited~~

Judith Uzcategui said...

thanks for posting this bagel. i appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

<3

Alessa K said...

I'm going to try! here goes ...

Jess Neil said...

Bagel you are amazing!

And Eamonn, Twitter is basically facebook if it were only about updating your "status". Of course, explaining it that way makes it sound like the devil (which it most definitely is not). I think it's an awesome way to keep people updated on your work, websites, etc. Also another way to make you pop up more in google searches (if you happen to have an overly popular name). Hope that helps!