A bit about Worker Bee Supply: “We deeply believe that the best way to make a positive dent in the universe is through purpose driven companies and strong humanist governance. It is our responsibility to help build an environmentally sustainable future where all people have the freedom and opportunity to create their own lives. Our company and products are designed from the ground up to act on this mission and send ripples out into the wilderness. We believe that together we can create a meaningful impact in the world if we want to. And we really really want to. Together, we will.”
— Eugen & Becca, Co-Founders
It was so great to work with these two creatives, whom I met at Toronto’s CITY OF CRAFT.
Eugen and Becca gave me a list of inspirational quotes to choose from. I picked one that spoke to my approach to work life, to my goals, for lack of a better word, as an illustrator.
I don’t often engage in goal-oriented thinking, when I do it’s more about the process… if I had to define my life and my work on those terms: be mindful towards each moment and appreciate the path one takes. What more can one ask? The quote from Confucius says it better than I can.
Thinking about the quotations, I looked in my Book of Lists for a list of the world’s slowest animals. Snail, tortoise, chameleon, etc… Sloth was at the top of the list. I like watching these creatures, you can see them thinking and considering, before they take action.
I primarily draw everything with a mouse, but I do sketch and incorporate some hand-drawn elements into my work. I like to start every project with a fresh sketchbook. I use these air mail paper pads I buy in Chinatown.
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