I just had this idea, on the last day of January, to write around a theme/goal/intention each month and share it with all of you here. Something to focus on, without the abandoned-blog feeling of not posting as often as I’d like to.
In the spirit of having a full 12 months of themes, here’s January in retrospect…perhaps they will always be written at the end of the month… or both, we’ll see!
I felt, at the end of last year, that I’d lost so much traction in my art. I hadn’t created much to share with my community. It had been a year of being a ‘selfish sewer’ (which is 100% fine, but I do like making things for you, too.) My inspiration was feeling empty, I had a sense - in a pity party kind of way- that 2018 had been too insular, to alone, to full of other things that stole time away from what lights me up.
Boohoo, sad-face emoji, yes?
No. I needed a year ‘off’. To let my most creative self lay barren to rest and recharge.
I’m ready now, motivated to make art in all of my mediums. To photograph it, and launch it on to my website (which I just gave a sweet update to, please do check it out! I hope it’s easier to navigate now). I want to take risks and chances. I have a goal of submitting to a certain number of things every month. Those things may be sculptures, clothing, art fairs, photography, and even literary magazines. I am ready to push my work into the world. I’m not waiting for someone else to find me, I know where I am.