Hello friends, first post on this blog, and it feels like wonderful timing.
Along with Spring, I welcome so joyfully a burst of unbridled creative freedom! I feel like I have just stepped up to a whole new level of openness, creatively, and feel completely free and without boundary or impediment to bring to life this wonder I feel inside. I feel like a grown-up all of a sudden.
I understand for a number of years as I have been beginning and then building my artistic path, I have had outcomes in mind at various stages, and have curbed things a little accordingly. This is all well and good and as it needed to be, but it seems as this world becomes ever more saturated with imagery and creative 'sharing', and trend-centric visuals, originality shines brightly. Whilst I was feeling slightly suffocated a little while ago, with open and shameless copying having become so rampant and seemingly so accepted, I feel I'm experiencing a creative-bra-burning liberation of sorts; a realisation that with this IP free-for-all comes a whole new hero level for originality.
I am openly okay with being a bit of a weirdo. Walking my own path, dancing to a wholllllllle other drum and laughing to myself along the way... Its how I roll. And I like it. It seems to work. It means I look mostly inward for response and approval, or to those close to me, and along the way (whilst laughing and dancing!), another little rainbow brick of identity gets added to the castle. When I wish to draw upon creativity, its like I run through the castle, roam through the grounds and whirl through that world, and its all glistening full of those little rich pieces collected on the journey, through introspection. Not so normal, but, it seems to work. And I think the same is true for all originals out there.
So I feel that the restrictions are off, the creative floodgates are open. Its time to live creatively large and free. And originality... if you've got it, balance it with a dash of practicality, pepper it with open hearted goodness, and beammm it to the world. I predict things are about to get pretty interesting creatively, and that brings me enormous joy!
So my first artist's diary got a little serious, but I aim to share where I'm at creatively along the way, and I am most certainly, firmly here! I cannot wait for all the wonder that is ahead.
Much goodness to you all, may you find your drum and bang it loudly!