Please excuse the cheesy title to this post, but it’s hard to contain my excitement for beginning this new blog. Here’s why…
It took me years, YEARS, to accept my vocation as an artist, and even after I waffled between “Artist” and “Creative,” “Sometimes Painter,” and “ahem…..artist?” You get the point. I don’t know why it is so hard for so many to claim this title, but I know that I’m not alone! That’s another topic for another day….
Today, I’m claiming it. Full time! (Well, this and mom—I’m a full time artist/mom. :) I’m claiming it so much that I am launching into creating a blog simply for documenting this part of my life. I’m going to write about everything from inspiration and process, color palettes, favorite materials and media…. What else? I might highlight other artists, but I’ll wait a bit on that, because it has been too easy for me to hide behind other people. I’m going to give you peeks into my sketchbook, and let you see what’s on my desk.
The thing is, I’m not really concerned whether tons of people are interested in seeing this—it’s really more about taking myself and my work seriously, because it’s about damn time.
Also, since we’re on the topic of not caring what other people think, I’ll got ahead and tell you that I’m not trying to create the perfect “brand” or “image” for myself or my art. I’m way more interested in exploring what comes out of my brain and onto the paper to worry about that. Let’s just see what happens. :)
I am very glad you’re here and reading this. Thank you for that. While I need to not care so much about what people think—I do care. I mean, I don’t make all of this for just myself, so thanks for being here!