Recently, the lovely Kate Leonard (amazing artist!) asked if I would like to be a part of a blog hop she participated in and I immediately said yes. It’s the perfect opportunity for me to jump back into blogging!
What I’m Working On…
At the moment, I’m basically in preparation for 2015. I’ve been on hiatus for a long time and finally I’m all for jumping back in full force. My first step is to get organized, so I’m creating my 2015 planner right now. I’ve always been into planners, journals and organization – it’s just fun! Otherwise, my craft is a huge mix of drawing, painting, bookbinding and designing.
Why Do I Create?
This is something always hard to explain and it might sound mundane, but I simply have an urge to create. There’s something magically about making something, with whatever tools and ideas you have… it’s amazing and satisfying. Over the years, I’ve realized that is always what it comes down to – that core feeling of just wanting to do it because it feels right. There need not be any other reason.
How Does My Creative Process Work?
Sometimes I’m inspired by something I see, sometimes ideas just pop up in my random journaling and doodling. I would consider myself pretty freeform. I follow whatever sparks my interest to begin with, but to follow through I like to have some kind of game plan and end goal in mind. It’s the project manager in me!
How Does My Work Differ From Others?
I feel that we are all unique and no matter how hard we might try to mimic others, our personal work will always have our fingerprint on it… there’s just no denying your true self! I would describe my style as sort of cute, but not necessarily childish. I don’t know if there’s a word for it, but that is what I’m shooting for, because it would be a true reflection of who I really am. The way I draw by hand is unique to me and it’s something I’ve always been proud of… even with no formal art training. I hope to experiment and try new projects this coming year to see how my style permeates across all different mediums.
It’s amazing how answering these questions really have helped me orient myself for 2015 in general. I would invite all of you to blog on the same topics if you are interested – it’s a great way to start the new year. Here’s to an amazing 2015 together!