Catching Up

October 14th, 2014

Kris Atomic Catching Up

I’ve had what can only be described as… a small break from blogging. You know how it is though, the longer you go without clicking publish, the harder it gets. The stuff you have to share starts piling up and then you’re like, well, if I’m going to post that I have to post THAT first. And then it’s: if I’m going to post something it better be really good so maybe I’ll wait until… And then you get out of the routine and forget about it until you get a comment notification on an old post and you start putting “update blog” on your to-do list, where it sits, making you feel progressively more and more guilty. So that’s where I’m at.

I don’t know, I feel like I’ve read this exact post on so many blogs I follow lately, especially from people I know from way way back on LiveJournal (Holla! All the best people are from LJ and you know this) who had blogs for years. I think a lot of it is that our internet presence is so fragmented now. There are so many places to share your stuff and it’s so easy, that by the time you’re sitting down to write a blog post, what’s left? It feels stupid to repeat yourself, to repost things that were shared live on Instagram days ago or whatever. I used to post ~inspiration~ which I now do on Pinterest, day-to-day photos (Instagram) and everything else is on Twitter. I guess I’m on Ello too? Not sure anyone even knows what to do with that one.

I’m not a pro-blogger. This isn’t my job. I don’t have ads and I don’t monetise my content. So it was super easy for me to go dark for months.

I don’t have the desire to share my life as much as I used to. When I started this blog (7 years ago!) and especially the LJ years before that (oh god) I wanted to blab about everything to everyone and now, I just don’t.

But I do miss posting my work, my drawings and photos and the odd long post about whatever I’m into at that moment. I’ve never apologised for my lack of blogging and I don’t intend to start now (the presumption that people are pining for your absent blog seems A BIT much), but there’s a whole world of content out there and I really do appreciate you giving precious eyeball time to mine.

So anyway, this has been a very long winded way of saying I’ll be posting some stuff and for the first time in ages I’m kinda psyched about it. Mic drop.

By popular demand

October 9th, 2014

Kris-Atomic-Custom-Little-Portraits

Little Portraits now available in my shop!

The Apartment

March 2nd, 2014

Kris Atomic The Apartment

One of my favourite things at the end of an illustration job is seeing my drawings on stuff. When you work almost exclusively with digital files, it’s really fun and exciting to see them applied to real tangible objects, out there in the world. In my 3rd season of working with Abi of The Apartment for LFW, the stuff just keeps getting better. In one year we’ve escalated from water bottles to freaking cars (and tote bags and umbrellas!). A mini fleet of Hyundais that were used to ferry bloggers between shows during London Fashion Week and saved my butt getting home when the trains weren’t running in bad weather.

Problem is, at this rate I’m expecting blimps and double decker buses next season. Yo Abi, you’ve created a monster!Kris Atomic The Apartment

Kris Atomic The Apartment

Kris Atomic The Apartment

Kris Atomic The Apartment

 

Kris Atomic The Apartment

Kris Atomic The Apartment

Kris Atomic The Apartment

Kris Atomic The Apartment

Kris Atomic The Apartment

Kris Atomic The Apartment

Kris Atomic The Apartment

Photos and illustrations by me.