In today's world of a million distractions, it's easy for things to fall through the cracks. This blog has been no exception! For the last several months I keep reminding myself that I need to post, but a life of distractions keeps pulling me away. Some important, some not so much. Also, the thing about writing for me is that I have to be in the mood and have something meaningful to say. I don't wanna be just a bunch of hot air! So, I didn't write anything, not that there wasn't lots to write, I just. hmmmm, didn't know if it was worth saying. (I tend to over analyze things, or so I've been told.)
Recently, I've been thinking a lot about what I want this blog to be and I think the lack of clarity contributed to my inability to commit to posting. I started this blog more then a year ago. Originally, I was very conscience of the fact that I didn't want it to exist simply as a vehicle for me to show my work, that would be too boring and I think rather self indulgent. Instead, I wanted it to be a kind of chart of my progression from undergrad to professional, with all the stops in-between, and to show my thought process and inspirations for creating. I think for the non artist, there is the idea that creating is a vary linear process. You have an idea, buy paint and canvas, and paint a picture. For myself, nothing could be further from that. There are wonderful, meandering roads of visual inspiration, knowledge, design, research and experimentation that I take to get to the destination of a completed piece. This is the story and journey that I want to share.
Before I tell you about what is coming up, I want to recap what has happened. I had many great experiences and milestones reached that I really don't want to ignore, so I think i'll do a series of mini posts. Just highlights from what happened during my hiatus. I hope you enjoy!