When sitting down at the start of this year to try and decipher what I want, what I want to aim for, and how I would like to head in that direction. I decided I want to try and re-ignite my blog on here. As I am sure many other creative people, and anyone for that matter, can probably relate to, drawing and painting is not the only creative thing I like to do. There are so many avenues I like to explore, and strangely writing has become one of them over the past few years or so. I say strangely because I always had in my head that writing was not my thing and that I was never very good at it. Which may still be true, but what is also true is all these ideas, thoughts, and things I feel I have learnt and want to share. There are so many things I love learning about, and because I largely work by myself, and in a self-directed way, I often listen to podcasts etc whilst I am working, and across a fairly wide range of topics, and all this information just feeds into my brain and I don’t always feel I have an outlet for it (apart from sometimes coming out with random quotes, facts and information to people I know!!) In the same way I believe anyone that wants to draw or paint, should do so, I will write because I want to, and because it feels quite good, cathartic even. It takes me away from my visual work and into a different discipline where I can attempt to process everything in my head, and hopefully share some of what I have gathered and explored with anyone reading!
Where to start though? You may not know but I did have/ still have, a blog on wordpress (which you can read here ) and after skimming through it, I have already explored / scratched the surface of a lot of ideas I still hold on to. This may be self-indulgent, but it is quite refreshing to read them back, to remind myself of thoughts and ideas I have had in the past. Which was a huge reason for me starting that blog in the first place. Reading it back and trying to work things out helped me, so if it helped me I like to think that it may even help someone else. On that note, for the few people that contacted me in the past to say they loved my blog and that it helped them in some way – THANK YOU! Sorry the posts gradually diminished, but here’s to a fresh start on it again!
I want to leave my direction for this blog fairly open at this stage, but my main aim is to keep things as honest as I can. I wouldn’t say I am ever dishonest online, but social media allows for such an edited version of our lives, our work, that I want this to be the place where I share a more honest insight into what I do, how I do it, and how I feel about it. Including the many struggles and challenges which I am sure many people will be able to relate to.
Stay tuned, and thanks so much for reading!
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