I've never had quite the 'new year, new me' overhaul attitude like I do this year. A big part of that was finding an excellent therapist in 2017 (yes, you're going to hear a lot about mental health if you're interested in following my work), but I also feel like I've been able to work out a lot of the kinks in finally striking the right balance between my home studio and home life.
I try to set intentions, not resolutions, for no other reason than the word 'intentions' feels more open and forgiving, is less laden with the stigma of shame and inadequacy that I associate with the latter.
Maintaining this blog is one of my intentions, one that represents a greater theme for 2018: that I want to be more confident in myself as an artist, and more sure of myself when sharing and talking about my work. Too often I undervalue my work to myself and others, and as a result my studio practice suffers. I'm aiming this year to make more personal work (in balance with home sewing and knitting), to worry less about the life of my work after it's made (what if nobody buys it, what if nobody cares?), curb my perfectionism, and always work from the heart.
Thanks for stopping by; I hope you'll be back.