I've already started on the drawings for the next release, but my lips are sealed until they're ready to launch.
In the meantime, I thought I'd share a little about what I do outside of the DoodleFactory drawings. I work as a Graphics Manager for a music company in my day job. A lot of my work is non-creative (uploading files to our websites, answering emails about how something prints, shipping digital bundles across the globe), but I also do my fair share of photo retouching and designing posters and singles, which I consider the "fun" part of my job.
Recently I received a performance award and a promotion at work, which makes me think I'm taking all the right steps in climbing that corporate ladder. I'm extremely fortunate to work for a boss who appreciates what I have to offer and never misses an opportunity to make me feel valued in the department. It's not too far off from the feeling I get when I see how well people respond to the DoodleFactory images. Hearing all the positive comments is such great motivation and keeps me striving to do a good job.
I'm curious to know what you all do, whether it's working in an office or running your own household. Do you feel like you have balance in your life? Do you like your job, and how is your personal/creative time impacted by your daily duties and chores?
I often feel drained by the daily grind and my constant quest is to find that elusive "balance" and the energy to do more than I already am.