Goodspeed spreading the smiles...

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So here we go again, hurtling into 2018. Another 365 days around the sun. Here's hoping they will be light, bright and fruitful for us all. x

The first week back at work can be a grim old business so I thought we should start with some smiles straight  from Hiller Goodspeed. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He enjoys riding the bus, swimming in the ocean and being in the woods. 

Hiller Goodspeed is a Florida boy who works almost exclusively with pencils to produce iconic and innocent drawings of friendly shapes and little faces on scrap paper. His characters, both weird and whimsical, channel the special feelings of a generation embracing individuality, self-care, and super-positivity. Amongst Goodspeed’s many fans online, his drawings have become popular memes and stand-ins for emotional expression. People even get tattoos of his work which he share on his website. You know what a sucker I am for a bit of whimsy...

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When I was younger, I tried to make a more serious and cool kind of art, which was okay for awhile, but as I progressed, I found myself gravitating towards more simple styles and methods. I make the art I make now as a way to unwind. It’s kind of like keeping a diary, by making art I’m able to express things that I don’t have very many other ways of expressing. Thoughts and daydreams and ideas pile up quickly, and making art is a way for me to put those things away, so I don’t have to carry them around with me all of the time.
 
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His Tumblr can be found Here.
His Instagram can be found Here.
His Twitter can be found Here.

There are smiles to be had on each one of them....

Queen Marie