I’d been struggling to pick a word or phrase for this year. I also didn’t set many new goals, skipped the vision board, & didn’t write down specifics like I usually do in preparation for a new year. After the trauma that was 2020, I decided to heck with all that, what’s the point in planning... right?
I watched videos that promised to teach newbs how to find their style. I read articles. I didn’t even attempt the methods they suggested because I simply didn’t feel like they’d help. Ultimately it was cheat (by copying others) or do the long hard work of developing.
Rather than try those methods—I sat down last night and wrote down three attributes that I want in my art, specifically when drawing people.
What message are we sending when we tell a community that they are included, but that inclusion is not visible in pattern pictures or in the designer’s social media feed? How will they know what the design looks like on a fat body? They will just have to make it to find out, I guess.
My most frequently asked question is, “how do you get stuff done?” My answer is usually that I don’t know— but I think my new answer will be “slowly.” It works for me. Yes, there are times that I wish I could get more things done
If you’re tired of looking at the walls of your home, I encourage you to get outside and find some art! Of course practice social distancing, and try to go when you know it won’t be crowded. Are you unsure of where to start? Use google to locate the art so you won’t be wandering aimlessly.