I've been pouring a crazy amount of energy into my work lately. Earlier this year I decided I wanted to reinvent myself, to freshen and mix it up in a whole new way.
It seems everyone's talking about following the trends- impossible for me.
I'm too much of a rebel.
I have to go my own way.
But I was so comfortable with my usual way of working that I'd begin something fresh and then tear it up. (My awful little secret: for weeks I didn't produce a single thing worth saving. WEEKS! It was terrifying. I thought I was all washed up. Seriously. Over.)
Then after countless failed experiments, I discovered a new look that's purely me. It was on the very day I gave up and decided I was done. So I just played. And that was the answer.
Which is probably why I like the Oscar Wilde quote above and the Theodore Roosevelt one below.
I'm headed for New York next week with a big batch of my latest efforts.
They are bold.
They are bright.
And they're just me.
If I weren't heading for New York I think I'd lock myself in the studio with paper and paint, ink and brush, scissors and nibs and more paper... and not come out for a good long while.
Sometimes work is more fun than fun.
I am thanking God for ideas, inspiration, and the joy of creating something new.
This artist has turned over a whole new leaf and I'm loving it.
Look out New York, we're going to have FUN WITH WORDS.