//2017 – An overview

2017 – An overview

By |2018-04-22T19:33:59+00:00December 30th, 2017|Categories: Art, Personal Work|Tags: |1 Comment

Whoever you are, wherever you are. I hope this post finds you in good health and spirit. 2017 is on it’s the last doorstep, tomorrow we bid a sparkling new year welcome!

2017 had a lot of ups and downs for me. It started off on a bad track with health issues that unfortunately continued to plague me through the year, for this reason in 2018 I really want to focus on better health and healthier eating. At the same time, 2017 has been the year where my art career has started to come together and fall into place. It feels like my vision has been clarified, and I am so excited to move forward into 2018 on this new clearer path. This year I want to dedicate to working on Montague Mouse as my #1 priority but I also have other projects planned out, first up a sketchbook collection of my drawings from the last couple of years.

2017: 365 days, 8760 hours, 525600 minutes.

2017 was the year I started my YouTube channel, I didn’t even know at the beginning of the year that I would do so. Yet as I am typing this my subscriber count have just crossed the 15000 milestone, and I am so grateful and happy that the channel has received such positive feedback and enabled me to connect more with my audience and share this passion for art.

2017 was also the year I had my very first successful Kickstarter: The Year of the Unicorn and the year I launched my Patreon. It’s also the year I had my best convention yet, at Austin Comic Con.

I have been so riddled with self-doubt surrounding my art, but everything that has happened in 2017 is telling me that this is the right path and to keep going. I end this year feeling immensely grateful, excited and happy.

Thank you to everyone who has supported, liked, shared, watched, commented, pledged, subscribed and partaken this year. You are the reason I can continue to do this and I cannot put into words how much that means, so from the bottom of my heart – thank you and a very happy New Year to you. I hope that all your hopes and wishes will come true in 2018.

About the Author:

Award-winning Illustrator, Artist, and Creator Kiri Østergaard Leonard happily share her experiences making a living as an artist and pursuing a creative life. She grew up in a tiny village in the Kingdom of Denmark, left her country behind to pursue art in the bustle of New York City and now resides in the delightful weirdness of Austin, Texas surrounded by sunshine and felines.

One Comment

  1. Lori December 31, 2017 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Kiri, I want to thank you for your blog and videos. I couldn’t indulge my passion for art until I retired. I’m 63 years old and love fantasy art as well as many other genres. Artists like you inspire me and keep me striving to improve in my own efforts. Happy New Year and may 2018 be good in many ways. God bless!

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