Over the past two years, I have been defining my visual voice, zeroing in on characters. Last year, I began looking at image grids to better understand color, wardrobe, and other patterns that may emerge from my work, helping me understand where I have been and where I want my future imagery to go.
This year, keeping a daily creative journal has revealed tremendous benefits, by forcing me to take daily steps in moving my work forward, leading to a greater understanding of myself, and the ability to communicate my vision clearly to others. Writing has taught me that I don’t always need a big idea before I can begin exploring or creating. Just showing up and putting down ideas begins to reveal the story, one step at a time. Some days feel harder than others, but I am learning to trust my instincts, and I have never felt as excited about my art as I do today.