Early January has me exploring different shapes and more white space in my work.
I get inspired by pretty much anything I see: a lot of artists on Instagram, signage and design I see at the coffee shops I frequent, music, film, books.
I have so many ideas for so many projects, and, compared to earlier last year, I have been working harder and completing more projects. Some days, when I look at the work I've produced, I get excited about everything I can accomplish in the future and have accomplished so far. (Small, small steps.)
Other days, I feel wedged in. Cramped inside The Space In-between. I don't really know how to describe the space? It's just...nothingness. But not like, a hopeful nothingness where I feel free to explore and grow and experiment. It's like a depressing nothingness where everything is dark and void of purpose.
This year, I'd like to work on molding that space—which I feel is a place many artists are familiar with—into something more positive, hopeful, and bold. Like, when I know I'm in that space—like right now!—and everything sort of feels dumb, I could embrace that and go outside of my comfort zone. Submit work to magazines and online spaces with abandon. Create something that is totally different than what I'm used to. Switch up my medium. All the while, sharing it online, and trying to communicate whatever it is I'm feeling.
I don't know! I'm just typing! I'm excited for 2017 (and terrified, cos like, who our president about to be again?) and just want to grow a bunch. Bye!