The holidays were fun but i'm pretty damn excited (though a little daunted too) by the year to come. Lots of plans for 2012....
The month of January for me is often a good time to reflect and focus, and can be one of quiet inspiration and happy introversion.
A time when the Elliott Smith, Joni mitchell and Carole King records come out. Along these same lines, I rediscovered the song The Kiss by Judee Sill just the other day, in between the constant playing of The Sea of Bees LP Songs For The Ravens (a wonderful Christmas present).
It was live version of The Kiss, in fact, from a 1973 session at the BBC.
So beautiful, it gives me goose-bumps and provided me with inspiration for my first illustration of the year. I think it also hints at a new direction in which my work may be heading.
And here it is: