I need to get back to the core of my own artistic vision for myself and my work.
I need to get back to what I love.
My blog is a strong, honest representation of my writing and the type of writing that is natural and authentic to me and my voice.
I sometimes read beautiful prose that other people have written and want to emulate that. The same goes for seeing beautiful photos or artwork and wanting to imitate the style. But, ultimately, it’s my journal entries and my sketchbooks that depict my true artistic vision.
I need to stay true to that. Because whatever I do, it’s my name, a piece of me, a representation of my goals.
If I’m creating work that I’m proud of in the sense that it looks sellable, that does not necessarily mean it is good or right.
I need to stay true to myself and create work that is stylistically and thematically true to me. This means writing stories that beautifully synthesize my personal experiences and perceptions of the world. Stories that intricately extrapolate from my own subconscious. It also means incorporating cohesive aesthetic elements in ways that visually help to illustrate my mind and my mission. I believe in using my words and my creativity to start conversations about empowerment. I believe in approaching this topic through whimsical worlds, nonsense, and sometimes absurd concepts.
It requires action to stay in touch with my vision. I need to consistently take photos, paint, draw, read, and write. I need to look at art books, study history, and visit museums. I need to be in constant conversation with other artists, writers, and just people in general.
So what should my work look like? What should my work sound like?