As an artist I find myself procrastinating about approaching a canvas (whatever that canvas may be). I’ve done a lot of thinking about this lately and realize it’s because I’m afraid I won’t be able to convey what is in my head onto said canvas.
I don’t fear failure in a lot of my life. But in some areas I wonder if I’ll ever be good enough to have that breakthrough artists are always talking about.
The key is to keep pushing, I suppose.
I’ve learned you can’t do everything at once. If you resolve a list of goals for yourself, take them in steps. Otherwise you’ll become overwhelmed and it will all fall apart.
Don’t throw yourself into the deep end and expect to know how to swim out like an Olympic champion. Paddle for a while in the shallow end and move up.
2017 was a year of tearing things down. Finishing college (finally) and really realizing what was important to me.
I’m now spending 2018 totally jumping into those things. I love makeup. I’m no professional but it is a passion.
I’m starting a CoderGirl class in a few weeks to learn how to build iOS apps and hopefully use that to tie into my graphic art.
I’m paying more attention to my personal appearance in terms of trends and fashion. To me, fashion is art you can wear and I’m prepared to be supportive of that art.
Despite all this, I’ve learned what’s worth paying money for and what isn’t. I’m living a much more manageable lifestyle.
Here’s to 2018.
After a year of mistakes, missteps, and sickness, I think I finally have the formula figured out.
Lactose intolerance is no joke and it’s mainly what had me down for most of 2017. If eating dairy makes it so you have to cancel plans due to how you’re feeling, this might be your life too. Leave me a comment. We’ll mourn together.
I’ve adopted a mostly vegan diet (never did like meat much) and I’ve been feeling amazing. Although I do still miss “normal” food so much. But when most of it makes you sick, it’s an easy choice.
I’m diving into my creativity via makeup and beauty products. I spent most of 2017 sick and tired so I really want to focus on creativity and health in 2018.
Also applying for art shows and design jobs. Hopefully learning some coding and app development along the way.
Happy new year followers. Thanks for reading.
A close friend of mine suggested doing original pieces for art shows instead of my printed postcards.
For a long time I’ve really admired the beauty of the darker half of our existence. Most people don’t even notice is cause they’re too busy preparing for what’s next. Tomorrow perhaps starts some sketches towards this idea.
It’s been a long time since I took a long held idea and fleshed it out. Good luck everybody.
Really working hard to not buy things I don’t need or that I can never actually see myself using (hey I needed those black velvet boots ok).
Picking up some prints of my new work next week so I can sell them at the Chanukah craft fair.
Also stay tuned for some oven baked mugs. Should be a rockin’ good time.
I’m vending in two shows and showing at two others.
Finally my art is making it out to the masses.
If you’re not in the STL area, check out my Etsy shop.
It’s super weird.
HRS Etsy shop