Of all the events that have transpired over the past few months, the most exciting has to be my new job. I have worked in law firms ever since I graduated from college, with the exception of the time I spent in law school. The truth is, I've been burned out on my career for about five years now. When I first realized I was burned out, I decided to go to law school. Wrong move. If you're burned out on a career, getting deeper into that career is probably not the solution.
I have been putting a lot of thought into the things I enjoy doing, the things I just do anyway, the effortless activities that make me tick. So when I came across the description for my current position, I knew it was perfect. By some miracle, I actually landed the job, and I'm now working at an Internet startup here in Seattle. It's wonderfully different than working at a lawfirm. It's a perfect combination of intellectual challenge and creativity and the office is bursting at the seams with enthusiasm and innovation. It's an exciting place to be and an exciting time to be there.
One of the many benefits of this job is the location. It's just blocks away from the Japanese bookstore, Kinokuniya. I go there at least once a week, and never leave without a little something. This week, I came across a little postcard book filled with illustrations by Japanese artist, Cozy Tomato. I was not familiar with his work, but I was instantly smitten. I did a Google search and found out Cozy Tomato is actually Koji Tomoto, an illustrator for children's books and advertising.
I just have to share a few of my favorite illustrations from the book:
There are more! Check them out here.