Hello, I just turned on my computer after a month of powering it down and I wanted to share you some of my thoughts about giving up technology. I been practicing a lot more mindfulness this year of my daily habits in order to use my time more productively and rebuild a regular studio practice. I knew I wanted to limit my computer use so I posed a challenge to myself to turn of my computer for the month of February. If I needed directions or information I used my smart phone but deactivated my facebook and logged out of any other social media. It felt good to step away from technology a bit.
I find now when I do turn on my computer my use of it is much more intentional. It’s too easy to fall into the trap of endless surfing from one media to the next, pinterest, tumblr, blogs, etc. and becoming over stimulated and under motivated. As an artist inspiration is important but the computer can also be a creative killer. Too much access to what’s happening everywhere else makes it seem like nothing is original anymore. When you are alone in your studio though, nothing beats that moment you have a great idea. It won’t matter if you find somebody doing something similar later because you got there all your own and that feels good.
Hello. I know it’s been a little while since my last posting. This summer has been very transitional for me since graduating college. I’ve been going through my artwork in preparation to move in September and there are some bodies of work I am photographing to add on here. I’ll also be attending a workshop at the beginning of September I hope to share some experiences from. Soon After which I’ll be posting new work once I get settled into my new place.
This has been an exciting week. The exhibition showcasing my BFA senior class opened Tuesday. I’m so proud of the show we put together. As one of the largest classes of BFA studio artists, a wonderful variety of art has been produced and it’s been an inspiring journey. I’ve shown work before, but this is the first time I’ve been part of an exhibit on this scale. Continue reading →
I was kindly nominated by Callie Garp for the Very Inspiring Blog Award. I was so happy to find her comment saying she nominated me because this is a relatively new blog for my artwork. Thank you! So here’s what this is all about and little more about me.
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State seven things about yourself.
4. Nominate fifteen other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.