It’s almost September and I’ve managed to keep my New Year’s Resolution this year: make art every day. That’s gotta be saying something, right? 9 months! That’s how long it takes to grow a human!
What’s bubbling up for me now is sharing it.
I was at the bookstore a few weeks ago, wandering around the stationery section. You would think that would be a delightful experience. In fact, I went with the intention of that being my little treat for myself that week, my artist’s date, if you will. Instead, I was totally deflated. Everything was awesome and beautiful and I left feeling very inadequate.
But then I got to thinking, it’s like the Facebook phenomena… you know how everyone’s life looks awesome on Facebook? Nobody posts all the crap — myself included. Even if it’s not crap, nobody posts everything!!! I think this is the reason for the proliferation of OSS (overnight success syndrome). Zero to famous, overnight when we all know that’s not exactly true.
Since I’m all about process, not product, I’ve decided I’m going to post everything, regardless of whether or not it’s Facebook-worthy… even my 30-second sketches! So if you’re interested in all the behind the scenes stuff and want to see where ideas begin (and where most ideas are likely to die), if you want to be inspired by far from perfect work and an almost always messy studio, you’ve come to the right place.