Hello there! Welcome to my Blog! This is my very first post, so bear with me through my excited nervous newbie flailing and floundering.
For years I've kept my self separate, as much as possible, from my artwork. My reasons being that, for one I don't feel entirely responsible for the work I create. A lot of the time while I'm in that nice creative "zone" I feel as if I'm not really there, as if something larger than myself is moving through me. It's like I'm just a vessel. This leads to the second thing, I don't want people to like or dislike my work because of who I am. Whether or not they like the way I look or dress or write. I want people to be able to connect with my work just because they do, or don't. While I still feel this way about those things, I'm also starting to realize and understand that people want to have a more personal connection to me when they do connect with my work. This brings to mind a third thing, I'm a very private semi-reclusive person. I get overwhelmed by lots of social interaction and would be very content to stay in my studio for days on end working on creations.
I've decided to try some new things. Writing a weekly blog that will feature progress pictures, interviews, 2am ramblings, news and such. Talking about my art with people I meet and interact with in day to day life. Being more active on social media sites. Allowing more of my personal creative process to be shared. All of these things make me squeamish and uncomfortable, so that means I should probably do them. One of my goals in life to remain changeable and open to new ideas. I don't want to become stagnant or crystallized in ways of being or thinking.
So whether this blog gets no readers, hundreds of readers or something in between, this will be a good exercise for me.