I’m definitely both! 🙂🙃 36% off this print (and all others in the shop!) with code “august23” this week only! Link in profile and story. 🥳
Trying to stay optimistic online can be tough, but we’re doing the best we can! (Except for those stealing my work... those people are doing the worst! 🤬😤🙄) ⠀ Keep this reminder up on your wall — and support my work! — by purchasing a print (canvas and framed also available) in the shop! 🖼💕 ⠀ 36% OFF ALL ORDERS ‘til 8/25 with code “august23” 😳🙌🏻🥳
Let’s play! 36% OFF all prints (including this one) all week! 🥳🙌🏻 Use code “august23” in the print shop (link in profile) to get the discount on your entire order!
I know you extroverts are waiting for a Things Extroverts Love version, but extroverts are a bit of a mystery to me! 🤔 What would you put on an extrovert’s love list?
If you wait for inspiration to strike, you might be waiting forever. Just begin! 💜
Platinum > Gold
Okay, maybe not *anytime* but keep in mind: time is the most valuable thing you possess. How much of it are you spending on other people’s issues and drama? 🤔⏳
Be mindful of who gets access to your magic. ✨🌈✨
Put your quarter in. See what happens! 🤹🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️ (Speaking of risk-taking, if I see a gum ball machine and I have a quarter, I’m getting one. I don’t care how many decades it’s been sitting in that mall. 🤣🍬)
My Monday to-do list! 🤪 After yesterday’s post, I felt like it might be good to repost this as a reminder that anxiety doesn’t always look how you think it should look. (And you’re not alone if you’re struggling with it right now! ❤️)
When I wrote this down, I didn’t realize it would be so tough to answer! 🤣🤔💭 ⠀ After some thought, I think my five are: ⠀ 1. Hopeful 2. Anxious 3. Creative 4. Improving 5. Contemplative ⠀ What are yours??? ⠀ (Yours don’t have to be from this list! I’d love to see some adjectives I might’ve missed. I probably repeated some, too. 😆🤷🏻♀️ Thinking of them was tough!)
“Hey, It’s Okay” August edition! 🥳💖 The original design (in blue), along with the rest of the “Hey, It’s Okay” designs, is in the shop. You can also get the full set in one print! 😀🖼💕
Happy August! ☀️ This is one of my favorite things I’ve written and drawn. ☺️ Maybe because it reminds me that autumn is on the way! 🙌🏻🍂🍁 ⠀ If you like this one too, prints are available in the shop. Link in profile!
Forgive yourself. 💕 ⠀ Want access to all my illustrations?! Sign up for the AWESOME😄 level on Patreon, and get access to high-resolution images of everything you see here. You can print them, make stickers, and more! Perfect for teachers, therapists, or anyone who wants to decorate their space with some inspiration. Check it out via the link in my profile (or by visiting patreon.com/positivelypresent).
🌱💗🌱 What would you plant, if you could grow anything? 🌱💗🌱
Giving up some of these things can be HARD. But, I swear, every time I’ve done it, something magical happens. ✨ ⠀ This print is available in the shop! 😀🖼📬 Link in profile if you want to check it out.
Count the stars. ✨ Study the clouds. 🌤 Give yourself permission to do nothing. 😌(Swipe to see the first version I drew of this!)
I love reflecting on this idea. (See what I did there? 🤣😜)
“The Age of Worry” is one of my favorite @johnmayer songs. Play it tonight, John! 🎶🙏🏻💜
Redrew this old illustration in honor of the @johnmayer show I’m going to see this week! ☺️🎶💛 (This was a tough one for me to draw ‘cause I wanted it to be kinda messy, but I hate messiness! 🤣)
I’m gonna need all the Patience and Calm today. 🥵 My air-conditioner is broken and the heat index is 110°! YIKES. What would you take from this shelf today? [Update: the AC is fixed! 🙌🏻😀]
Drawing people is soo not my thing, and I’ve kept this on my phone for months without sharing it, but I figure why not? 🤷🏻♀️ Maybe it’ll help someone feel less alone! 💚 ⠀ I had a bunch of surgeries (starting in 2015) and, while I am better now, I still have my struggles. ⠀ If you struggle too, you’re not alone. Healing sometimes takes a really long time. 🌱🌿💚
Moody Monday. 😀🙂😐☹️ ⠀ These days almost all of my drawing is done with makeup videos playing in the background! 💋 My all-time favs are @glamlifeguru and @kathleenlights, but I watch alllll the beauty gurus. ⠀ The funny thing is, I almost never wear makeup! 😆 (But sign me up for a makeup collab — I’d love to design a colorful palette!! 😃🎨)
Self-love Sun(day). ☀️ (Swipe to watch the process video!)
Nine years tomorrow! 😳🧡🙌🏻 ⠀ If you want to learn more about the benefits of sobriety (or the lessons I’ve learned from it!), search “positively present” on YouTube, and you’ll find a bunch of videos I’ve done about getting and staying sober. ⠀ Sobriety’s not for everybody, but it’s been a game changer for me! ☺️
There’s a time for everything. Patience is key! 🔑
These are the four things I’m most in need of today! 👀✍🏻☀️🌱 ⠀ This illustration is based on a design from my coloring book! ☺️🖍 If you want to get the download (and other exclusive content, discount codes, and more!), check out the Patreon link in my bio (or go to patreon.com/positivelypresent). ⠀ Your support means so much to me! 🙏🏻 Thank you to every single one of you showing your support on Patreon. You are the BEST! 😀💕
I’m always worrying about tomorrow today! 🙄 Gotta work on that! 📌 (Psst! This illustration, along with a bunch of others, is available as a background in the SCREEN story highlight. 😉)
And oldie but goodie. Still working on setting down some of this baggage... 🧳😅 Tag someone who might need this reminder today! 💕
That time might be gone, but I’m still here! 👩🏻🎨✍🏻🙌🏻 Don’t waste your time trying to prove yourself — instead, focus your attention on those who believe in you! ✨ ⠀ A special shout-out to every single person who shows how much they believe in me by supporting my work on Patreon. 😌💞 ⠀ Even if it’s just $1, the support means so much to me, particularly with all of the art thieves stealing and profiting off my work.🤬🙄 ⠀ If you enjoy my work and want to support what I’m doing (while getting access to some cool perks!), check out the Patreon link in my bio (or go to patreon.com/positivelypresent) to learn more!
😎💭☀️ What sunny thoughts would you add to this illustration?
Freedom. ✨ Swipe for the process video!
I read this recently in a book of Eric Pankey’s poetry, and I found it oddly comforting. 🌧📒 ⠀ Our recollections of the past aren’t always facts. While this truth can be unsettling, it’s also a great reminder of how powerful our minds are. ⠀ Do you enjoy poetry? If you have some poet recommendations, let me know in the comments! 📖☺️
How is already time for the JULY edition of the “Hey, It’s Okay” series!?! 😱🎆💫 If you like this illustration, there’s a link to the print shop in my profile. There’s also a version featuring all 12 months! 📆☺️
If you have a story you want to tell, tell it. (And if you have a story you don’t want to tell, that’s okay, too. Your stories, your choice!)📚💕
Self-love on shuffle. 🎶
It’s okay. 🧡 ⠀ If you’re struggling with opening your heart, focusing on self-love and self-awareness is so vital. ⠀ Check out my Finding Yourself and Loving Yourself workbooks, which can help guide you to a more open-hearted mindset. ⠀ They’re both linked in my profile — just click the link and scroll down! 🧡
If you’re going through a tough time, hang in there. 🌊⛵️💛 ⠀ During the first half of this year, I honestly didn’t know how I could possibly keep going. I wanted to give up so many times, and now things are really starting to change and it’s kinda amazing. It feels like the sun is coming out after months and months of rain. 🌤 ⠀ It’s hard to remember this when you’re in a bad place, but things can (and do!) change for the better. Just give it time. Just don’t give up. 💛
I mean, I love ice cream, but it makes me sick, so I (usually) don’t eat it.🍦🙅🏻♀️🙌🏻 Just because you love something doesn’t mean it’s good for you! ⠀ Like my work? Sign up for the AWESOME😄 level on Patreon, and get access to high-resolution images of everything you see here. You can print them, make stickers, and more! Perfect for teachers, therapists, or anyone who wants to decorate their space with some inspiration. Check it out via the link in my profile (or by visiting patreon.com/positivelypresent).💖
How many hours a day do you spend in front of a screen? 🤔⏳🖥
Monday mood: reposting old artwork filled with advice I need to take. 😆💕💜 . . . Psst! 🤫 I’m leaving the discount code “500k” up for one more day. Use it in the print shop for 25% off your entire order. 😉🖼📬 Link in profile!
Ideas matter. Words matter. 📖💭🧡 . . . THANK YOU SO MUCH to every single person who supports my work on Patreon. 🧡 Even if it’s just $1, it means so much to me, particularly with all of the art thieves stealing and profiting off my work. 🤬 If you enjoy my art and want to support what I’m doing, check out the Patreon link in my bio (or go to patreon.com/positivelypresent) to learn more!
[Edit: There’s a sale in the shop today + tomorrow! Check out my story for the discount code! 🤑] What do YOU hope summer will bring? ☀️ (... or winter, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere! ❄️)
Summer solstice inspiration from @oprah! ✨🌊✨ (It’s the first time I’ve tried to draw realistic waves, and I don’t think they look half bad. ☺️ You never know if you don’t try!)
Only two days ‘til summer officially begins where I live! 😎 It’s my least favorite season, but it still has some great aspects. What’s your favorite thing about summer? Tell me in emojis, ‘cause you know I love ‘em! 😆🦋⛈🍉👙🌸✨🌊
Revamped this old spread ‘cause I’m going to need a lot of patience, peace, and positivity today! 💖 I’ve gotta battle the art-stealing [app name redacted for legal reasons because they are refusing to take down my work and are threatening to try taking down my IG account, but you know who it is! 😉] — and I have a very exciting call later. Wish me luck! 🍀☺️
Here’s the original artwork stolen by @myjourneyapp that I referenced in my story. They originally stole this directly and used it in their ads on Instagram and Facebook, but they’ve since redrawn a much crappier version (in my story) after I contacted them. Still theft. Still unacceptable. If you see the app, don’t download it — and report it if you have a moment. 🙏🏻💕 Anywayyyy, let’s not allow this to shift the focus from happy things!
Sometimes you just gotta keep shaking it up! ✨🎱✨ (Illustration inspired by the true story of me asking a Magic 8 ball the same question and shaking it ‘til I got the answer I wanted. 🤣 Also inspired by me never giving up ‘cause I really believe that, one of these days, SOMETHING is gonna work! 🤩🤞🏻✨)