This week it’s my true pleasure to have Mandy Ford joining me for an interview, where she talks about following your inspiration, doodling, and becoming an illustrator. Mandy is a graphic designer, and she returned to drawing after many years after inspiration struck her in a writing class, and she found herself doodling. This led to her posting her art on Instagram, and landing a licensing deal with Home Goods only 4 months later.
In this episode, Mandy and I talk about: - her early love of collecting rocks, Lisa Frank stickers and Poochie - how working at a Earlham College, a Quaker seminary has changed her life and shaped her drawing - how taking a writing class brought her back to her love of drawing - how she got a licensing deal with Home Goods just four months after she returned to drawing - what her creative process looks like, now - her work with Illustrated Faith, creating scrapbooking kits - her tips for Instagram and finding a community there - the work she's most proud of to date (spoiler: it's being a mom to her twin boys) - what harmony looks like for Mandy - her thoughts on jump starting your joy - taking time to look up and notice the world around you, being kind, and giving freely to people
Read all of the show notes at jumpstartyourjoy.com/episode97