The video above illustrates clearly my emotional state of the past year. I wish I could offer a better apology, or explanation. But it is what it is.If you’re still around after all this time, I can only say I’m sorry for my absence, and appreciate that you haven’t abandoned me. “Appreciate” is an understatement, really.
You might remember last year, when I thought I would offer my work for sale on the pay-what-you-want model. I was inspired (and still am) by Amanda Palmer, who wrote so beautifully about trust, and openness. There was a lot I wanted to do with that wisdom, but for whatever reason couldn’t seem to follow through. I never built the store. I created very little new work — although I did get to do some animation work for a friend’s music video (which I’ll share soon). I’ve been through creative ruts before. This one beat them all to hell.
So today, I know what I need to do is start all over from scratch. I’ve started a 365 project that I intend to complete before the end of 2016. That means I’ll have some catchup work to do. More importantly, it means I’ll be here every day posting new work. No turning back this time. No aborting the mission part way through, and absolutely no retreating into my shell when life or the world Out There gets too hard to handle. It’s time to get tough, and start making things.
Here are the first four pieces. Yes, prints are available (they link to the RedBubble print shop), but that’s not the important thing. What matters is that I’m finally doing something, not caging myself away any longer. I’m determined to overcome my shyness. Besides, the way things are going Out There right now… This chance might not come again. I do still cling to hope. Just not too tightly.
Much love to you, and thanks again for still being here.
I: She Looks for Herself
II: Lissome Lily
III: Arabella Adore
IV: On Rising