“Tell me the stories behind your sticker illustrations,” she said in the summer sun during the Pocatello PRIDE festival. She was a sticker collector who cherished the miniature art pieces, attaching them to a special cabinet at home
“Okay! Sure,” I smiled.
As an artist, sometimes I forget to share the most important behind-the-scenes action: the idea. How the idea blooms and the image come to fruition is the best part. Every sticker DOES have a story. Sometimes it’s just true fan art and sometimes it is an inside joke with a friend. This brings me to my newest sticker—a unicorn.
Who doesn’t love unicorns? You see them everywhere—pencil boxes, unicorn shaped backpacks, headbands with a horn, and on and on. They are everywhere. I wanted to do something more painterly with my special creature. As a major animal fan, I wanted this unicorn to feel real, relatable, and regal.
I also wanted to focus on the message. Unicorns are unique, beautiful, and magical. So are people. In this day, when having the perfect Instagram grid is a thing or when selfies are more “self model-ish,” we forget that being different is a good thing.
I say, be your own unicorn, baby! 🦄 There’s no one like you. And that’s awesome. Celebrate your uniqueness and quit comparing yourself to others, or impossible standards. This sticker rejoices in all these things! If you can relate and the unicorn is your spirit animal, grab one of these beauties here.