Friday, February 15, 2013
In Process: Atmospheric Intentions
March is a big month for me. My book, Urgent Architecture published by W.W. Norton, will be released and I'm going to NYC for the book launch. At the end of the month, I'll be part of a two-person show called Atmospheric Intentions at Gallery Mar with my mentor Shawna Moore. The month will be the culmination of a long project and the expansion of my work as an artist. I'm excited to say the least. I've put a lot of hard work and a bit of my heart into both. And that's what it's all about, I guess - heart, soul and a lot of hard work.
I started this blog a long time ago to use it as a way to share the things that inspired me, projects that I was working on, and in all honesty, as a way to help promote my work. Sometimes I get a bit disillusioned with the whole internets of things and I just want to throw the computer away and go play in the woods. But to tell the truth, I spend a lot of time on the internet and draw a great deal of inspiration from what I find and see other people doing. As I roll through my feeds and images on pinterest, I am often blown away and I think, I want to be one of those people creating all the time - making awesome incredible stuff.
But you see, I am one of those creating people. I paint almost every day. My husband and I do quirky little DIY projects for our house. I bake whenever there's an excuse and I am constantly taking pictures. Every year it seems like I loose interest in my blog and then something gets me motivated and I start up again. Lately, I've been thinking about how I need to write and share more. There are so many thoughts caught up in my head and it would be better for me to just let them out - and this seems like as good of a place as any.
The point is, if I'm gonna have a blog, I should freaking use it. I should be open, honest, brave and share a little bit of my soul.