In December I took the plunge and bought a domain name, ordered business cards, sort-of started this blog, and opened an Etsy shop. All more or less at once, all terrifying and strange and strangely exciting and–less strangely–anxiety producing. But all that was last year. It’s a new year, and I’m moving forward.
I’ll be feeling my way, probably in fits and starts. I’ll be posting some artwork, finished and unfinished, experiments and practice, some daring and some possibly boring–some of everything, I think. I’ll share a little of my process and a little of my life and the journey that has brought me to this point. I’ll try not to bore my readers to tears. I’ll try to be honest. I’ll try to be brave.
And I’ll try to find a way to welcome folks, to create a place to encourage artists and people who don’t think of themselves as artists, to invite some others along in this journey to create brave art. Because creating any art is brave, and creating art from places deep within, from wounded and bleeding places as well as places of joy and insight and light, is especially brave.
So, hey, 2014–let’s do this.