Having a support system to overcome the bad moments

Betsy understands that her family helps her get through the hard times. She’s misunderstood by others. But Mister & Missy appreciates her unique nature. Betsy is comfortable in sharing her thoughts without feeling judged or ridiculed.


Having a support system goes a long way. To me, I’m grateful for my close family members and friends who have been there for me since Day 1. Being an artist, I sometimes feel that the illustrations I make do not fit in the cookie cutter mould on how art should look like.

But, that’s the beauty about artwork. There’s no limitations to your creativity. Being reminded about my happiness in creating my Betsy illustrations after my last post made me feel reassured that my heart is in the right place.

I don’t have the answers on what an artist should and should not do in terms of their creativity. But what I can share is that it’s so important to find a support system that will build you up, provide honest feedback and cheer you on even through your darkest moments.

We all need love and encouragement. There’s no reason for us to place ourselves in a toxic circle who would constantly hate on our work when deep down inside, their insecurities show through their actions and beyond the surface.

Understandably, not many of us have the luxury on having a support system immediately at the beginning of their creative inception. But, do know that you have others out there (including myself) who believes in your work. There are others who will support your quirks, your witty captions, etc.

Out of the sea of negativity that I’ve seen on social media, there are a few good positive accounts that shine brightly. In the midst of the tragedy, bullying and gaslighting, I’m grateful for seeing others putting on a brave face while posting inspirational work.

I’m still struggling in maintaining my upbeat nature. But I’m glad that I have others who I can lean on and my faith to get me by through the rough patches.

Namaste,

Diana


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Mother’s Day

It’s been a while since I did a comic. Been experimenting with different styles and ended up making it colourful with a bit of a pastel / retro aesthetic.

I decided to create the comics on Procreate since it was easier for me to do the shading along with adding the text. It’s quite a different direction, compared to using Comic Life by plasq.

I created Betsy and baby Betsy for this comic, inspired by my Pillow Pet plush animals. They’re always together, no matter where they go 🐮

Mother’s Day has been quiet, but filled with plenty of sentimental moments since I decided to stay home and celebrate with my family. It was also a dual celebration since my son’s birthday is this week. Can’t believe he will be turning 4 and starting Pre-K this year! How time flies 😨

While I’m grateful & fortunate that I’m able to spend time with my family, my son and being able to speak with my mom – I know that Mother’s Day can be a difficult time for others.

For those who are struggling and doing their best to cope – I want you to know that I’m thinking of you. If you ever need to talk or want to share your experiences about Mother’s Day, I am opening this space for you.

Namaste,

Diana

The only heart for me

I’m a romantic person. This comic strip sums up my feelings for my partner. We’ve been together for many years, and I can’t imagine life without him.

He makes me feel like a queen and knows my moods very well without judgement.

Let me know in the comments on who has your heart 💓

Namaste,

-D.