For months now I've been trying to come up with some way to channel everything I get myself into. Yes, of course Facebook and Instagram are great ways to share with social media parts of your life, but Instagram is photo based and Facebook is now beginning to be more photo based because no one wants to read your ridiculously lengthy post, so writing in some sense becomes obsolete on these venues. I also hate sharing any art through these platforms because I worry that some day I will find my artwork on some cheesy sayings t-shirt and I will not receive my fair cut.
I'm going to be really honest with you, I'm creating this blog not because I think people give a shit about what I have to say, but for my own benefit. I work very well when I have an organized mind. If I have several projects in the mix but no way of knowing exactly where my progress lies with each project I tend to stop doing anything and start an entirely new project, leaving myself longing to finish whats been left undone. So if you find some sort of enjoyment in reading or seeing what i've been working on each day, I am thrilled! I am also doing this because i've suffered with anxiety my entire life and writing has always calmed me and brought me into the now. Each day I plan to blog about the art projects I am working on and post photos, paying an homage to the day's work.
Most day's Ill be posting progress photo's of the work I'm getting ready for a show at Las Vegas's City Hall. Other days I'll be sharing homemade body products recipes, also which will be for sale for those of you that have too much going on to combine these simply wonderful ingredients together. Every now and again you will see images of new garments and bags I will be making with textiles i've designed and had printed at Spoonflower.com. And don't be surprised when you see the occasional foodie post. I love pretty food. Ahhhh yes, and finally from time to time you may see book planning entries. I'm formulating a book about the relationship between females who have been sexually abused at a young age and their self image. This will be a long project of course, which i hope to have published around my 80th year of age; only kidding, I would hope to have it progress faster but this book is important to me and it needs proper time and research to fully develop. I am also creating a children's book about body image. Post are not limited to these items, this is just to prepare the reader..... if there are in fact any readers at all..... So for my own sake my current projects in order of working on the most to the least right now are:
1. Show for City Hall- 10 Pieces total so far I have two done
2. Applying for Scholarships for Lewis and Clark Graduate School ( I forgot to mention this above, but it's my goal to apply for one scholarship or grant every three days. )
3. Sewing with my textiles
4. Children's Book on Body Image
5. Book on Sexual Abuse
6. Body products
Of course this whole plan I have right now will also shift once I enter the MAT program and Lewis and Clark in June, but I welcome the unexpected shift...... well, I guess it's actually pretty expected since I know I will be going there for a year to complete my masters in teaching :art education.
I want to be very honest throughout this whole blogging process. I know in the past I have hid parts of myself because I was so concerned with making the right impression. I'm over it . Everyday i'm just happy to wake up and have the chance to make artwork and create things.
I am the everything artist, too stubborn to pick one thing and stick with it but dedicated to working through all of it.