My art is a journey and process, in which I am still discovering aspects of myself, my creative skills and my passion/purpose. While what I am to do with my art remains a mystery, I have 100% faith that my purpose will be revealed to me under one condition: that I continue creating and reaching outside my comfort zone.
So here I am, contemplating the next chapter in my journey. It’s important for me to create something that is a true expression and not manufactured for an audience… yet I also feel the need to be mindful of how I can better market myself.
How do I accomplish this? One of those ways presenting itself to me is to create pieces with more impact. I have carved a niche with my attention to detail; however, they won’t stand out enough if they’re not a fitting size. I believe increasing the scale of my art will be more suitable for expressing my talent and concepts of my art.
I also plan on trying new techniques and styles. I am leaning towards a graphic, bolder style at this time combined with my love of detail and energy. I intend on accomplishing this through a combination of watercolor and ink, which is also something I’ve wanted to experiment with for some time now.
Today I spent a few hours sketching hands for the next piece. I’ve always loved the art of anatomy and there is something about hands that keeps me coming back. It’s like they are portals into the soul, for they are a physical part of us that we extend into the world. My upcoming piece will highlight meditation and specifically, this mudra:
Mapping out the piece is sometimes a challenge for me, because I want to just dive right in without regard to composition and other design elements. I resolve to be patient and enjoy the process, even if it feels long and drawn out (pun intended).