I've really been trying to think about a way to focus my blog, to make it more relevant, searchable, interesting, categorized, etc. Not necessarily because I don't enjoy how its currently going, but because I want to write more often, and I think giving the blog more of an 'intent' will push me to do so. But maybe not. I have no idea. Maybe some tutorials? Some stop motion photography of a painting from start to finish, set to some really rad music? Ideas? Anything you would like to see?
The last couple of months have been really interesting in regards to personal growth. I have been so fortunate to be able to create more new material in the past 8 months than I have in I think the past 10 years. It has been truly amazing to feel success coming from doing what I truly love to do, and what I feel I am meant to be doing in this life. It took me a long time to get to this point, and I definitely took the long way around. Not that I wish I could have taken the direct route. I cherish my experiences and I know I would not be where I am without having gone through them. No regrets.
The past is no more than a story we tell ourselves. If you tell the story negatively, then that is how it affects your future.
It’s a choice to see things differently. To stop letting what we know or what we have experienced have a negative influence or prevent what could be, or to limit what we imagine because we've been conditioned to think that it couldn't be real. I used to think that it would never be possible to live the way I wanted to live as an artist. But now I'm seeing that it is possible - and more importantly, I have DECIDED that it is possible. Therefore it will be :)
However, if by some lovely miracle, I get a free opportunity to get another degree, I will be all over that shit. A specifically chosen formal art education would take my creative joy to epic levels.
My lasts few weeks have been spent stocking up my scarf inventory for the upcoming Mayfair Bazaar. The pillows have been incredibly fun and gratifying and have gotten super response so far, and I can't wait to formally launch them in the shop after the bazaar!
|The Poppy Pillows|
|Backside of the Poppy Pillows|