I have done a lot of self-reflection recently and dealing with some personal things. In that reflection I've found a part of me that's been hiding for a long time. After graduating art school I had a new set of skills at my ready. I had a new set of rules that I was ready to break. I had so much that I felt overwhelmed by the possibilities. I finished school with this idea that abstracted landscape was the direction I wanted to go in. The colors and compositions drove me to create. Lately though, I've felt stuck. Art journaling has given me an outlet to create and try things without the commitment of larger works. But something has been missing for quite some time.
Before school my art was my emotional release. Happy or sad; it showed up on the canvas. I painted with the freedom of someone that didn't know what they were doing. I want to paint like I used to but with the addition of my new bag of tricks. This is my 'ah-ha' moment. I want her back. I'm letting her out and it feels amazing.
Happy arting! xx
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