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This week I’m doing something a little different! Cynthia Katz has asked me to partake in a blog hop that’s spreading across the globe of artists!
It’s a simple, mini self-interview that sticks it’s beak under the hoods of artist’s lives and the way they think about their work.
Cynthia’s work is amazing! You can check out her post here.
Why do I write/create what I do?
I create art because I love it. I don’t do it every day and I don’t feel like “I can’t live without it”, but it brings another layer of undiscovered beauty to my world… That said, I also love to snowboard and cook delicious healthy vegan meals and dance all silly with my partner in the kitchen! Why do we do anything we do other than because it makes our heart sing?!
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Everyone’s work is unique, and to be honest I don’t really sit around comparing my work to others… In fact I wouldn’t even know what “genre” I’d box my work into!
I just paint or draw what wants to flow through me…. Though maybe that’s what makes my art most similar to others!
The beautiful thing is that everyone’s flow of expression is different and that’s what makes this world such a beautiful awe-inspiring place!
What am I working on?
I’m working like a busy little bee at the moment! I’m launching my free online e-course “Blank Canvas Phobia” next Friday!
My to-do list has never been so busy, but I’m really excited to be able to help people push past the initial block of getting started on a piece! So many valuable nuggets in this one!
This is the state of my desk… Uh oh!
How does your writing/creating process work?
I pick up a pencil (my current medium of choice!) and let it dance it’s way across the page. I let the mind take a little vacation, but still stay really present in that moment.
Worlds emerge, and it’s as if the drawing shows me what it wants to be. I just do what feels right. In this way art becomes my meditation.
If I want to plan out something more specific like a portrait, I work in a more strategic way with reference material to make sure I get the proportions “right”.
Even while working in this way, the energy of the piece is still guided by something outside of me… I am still the witness of what unfolds… it’s a pretty cool feeling! :)
I explain everything in more detail in Blank Canvas Phobia, so check it out if you’re interested!
If you’d like to join along in this global “Blog Hop”, simply answer the same questions and link back to this post! Let me know in the comments bellow about your post and include a link so that I can give you a shout out.