I'll be honest, writing a blog wasn’t part of my plan as it seems a little daunting. However, I suppose sharing my own art process will strengthen my intentions and shine a light on my artistic path.
I promise to write from the heart whether its about my passions or my detestations. Believe me when I say, I have strong feelings on both, but I hope you will find my outpourings both interesting and humorous.
So here it is, my first ever blog!
Art is autobiographical and all of our life experiences eventually make their way into our creative expression. Even hidden parts of our nature communicate through dreams, waking visions, and works of art.
Often, they arise from the same place and speak a similar language, life in the present, past, or future. These elements are deeply ingrained into us as individuals.
As artists we strive to preserve and protect our creativity and our truest work emerges from the love of making art. The freedom we get when we express our inner feelings and emotions is a reflection of our own truth as our creative work reflects our personality.
However, when we put too much pressure on ourselves to create, it can leave us wide-eyed and looking at a blank canvas. Playing and experimenting are all part of our art practice, and for me, it's the best part. So if we lower our expectations we can see that we don’t need to create a masterpiece every single day.
It's empowering to know that not everyone is going to love what we do. It means we are creating something interesting, different and most importantly, deeply personal.
As long as we love what we do, find time to look after ourselves and nurture our creativity, we'll do just fine.
Here's a little check list to remind us of what is important in our daily practice.
Have a lovely day and be good to yourself!