Laura Leigh Bean

Illustration, Visual Branding + Design

Illustration: Chicago City Collage

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Oh hey, March. Has it really been 4.5 months since I've posted an illustration? I remember a streak of posting a bunch of illustrations within just a month or two after Hudson was born because he slept ALL the time. Ah, the glory days.

Illustrations of women will always be my fave, but this one has been in the works for weeks and weeks now. A pizza olive here, a ferris wheel car there--sneaking in what I can during naptime after I've eaten/showered/checked in with work/cleaned up around the house. If you're wondering, that would be approximately 4-7 minutes per nap on a good day.

There's a lot more I'd like to do, but I thought it would be good for my psyche to actually finish and share an illustration. Sometimes you have to choose DONE over perfect.

We've been cozied up at home this winter and I have to admit I am feeling so excited to get back out into the city this spring and show Hudson all of the things I love about our hometown. Perhaps that's what inspired this little collage? 

Cheers, friends!