I am so excited to finalize the grand opening of Palmesque! I’ve spent a lot of time debating whether or not to add a blog to this site. As an introvert with anxiety, it’s not easy for me to open up to a crowd of strangers. I’m half expecting many of you to leave me hateful messages on social media and tell me that my art is ugly. It has taken me a long time to fully realize why I founded Palmesque in the first place. Allow me to give you the short version: I have an overactive imagination. Drawing pretty pictures stops the bad thoughts. I have a lot of bad thoughts. An overwhelming amount. It’s paralyzed me at times. I’m afraid of everything. Failure. Death. Cancer. Rejection. I can spin up a worst-case scenario faster than you can blink.
It was in my late 20s that I realized life can be a vacation, if you decide to treat it like one. Living with anxiety doesn't exactly put me in a position to live in a relaxed head space. Thus, Palmesque was born! I force myself to think about vacation as often as I can, and it makes me a better person.