If you have been following my Instagram feed, you’ve seen me posting my recent foil print illustrations and quotes. I recently been asked where I’ve drawn inspiration. Actually, the first print was really something I needed to gain some experience in foil printing. Something that had a large surface area to ensure I can get a clean print. I took a random quote I try to live by, more with my children in mind:
“I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say ‘because of you, I didn’t give up’
I actually printed many variations to test out different foil colours. So many, I posted on my Etsy store. Imagine my surprise that it’s become a popular seller!
The first inspired print was really from a rough period during my day job. My co-workers and I were so stressed that we had to break tension by sending each other funny quotes, pictures and emails. Some days, we just wanted to ‘give up’. Instead I made these for each of my work friends:
A quote from Robert Downey Jr.:
“Listen, smile, agree. and then do whatever the $%#@ you were going to do anyway”
My co-worker showed that to me on a email quip from her friend and I thought, PERFECT.
So inspiration for me is situational. With a full time job and a full time mom, trying to squeeze anything creative for Cindy Ho Designs has been tough. Most of my art comes from all around me.