For over a year now, we have all experienced dramatic changes. Each of us have adapted in various ways, found paths to keep our sanity intact as much as possible. For artists, and for me specifically, I was able to reconnect with my art, my passion and my way of exploring what I feel. Sometimes, what we feel, what we see and what we experience is reflected in art. This has been the outcome from my time during the global pandemic. It isn't bad, it isn't a burden to spend time with yourself. This time, much like my early years growing up and in my early years of my career, where I would spend alot of time with myself wondering what to do, how to do art, would it be good, what would people say. So, here I am again, making art, wondering what to do, how would people react. What is different, is the experiences I now have to draw from, the energy to do more, to do better, to take more chances and if I fail, so what, I will learn from that.
I have created over 100 pieces of art so far during this time, along with various graphic design projects. More than I have ever been able to do. With the support of my loving wife, my new home studio and this redirection of sorts, I have taken chances I might not have done in the "before times". So I am grateful for this time to explore, make art, share it online. Sometimes I create art just for myself. This is a time to take more chances, risk failure and make myself better as a person and as a creative person. I have, over time, created a schedule of doing something, creating something everyday. I make lists and while I may not complete everything on that list, that's ok. Sometimes my only art for the day are the doodles I make on that list. That's ok too. Regardless, working with this time, is time to think, time to explore and time to make art. I will take this time as a period to learn about myself and the woman I spend my days with and maybe, how to be a better artist.