Sometimes it’s hard to know which way to go. Consequently, I find myself in that plight right now. On the other hand, I’m listening closely for the answers.
One of the aspects of being an emerging artist grantee with Creative Pinellas, is to create new artwork. I’m currently in the process of finishing up some projects that were in my creative pipeline prior to receiving the grant. This, combined with the holiday hustle and bustle of family, at home, at my day job, and still finding my groove in my new home, Casa dei Sensi, where I moved to in September, are making for a very interesting process of seeing my way.
It is an amazing gift to have a whole room dedicated to my art in my new home. A real art studio as opposed to my drafting table being crammed into a corner of the living room like in my previous 590 square foot space. Everything that had been stuffed into the wall to wall bedroom in my old apartment, is now easily accessible. Take a peak into my studio space through my TicTok video posted here:
All that said, it’s important that I choose a direction to take my art work in for the grant period. I find myself all over the place. There are so many things that interest me and that rev up my spirit. Firstly, there are the mediums. For example, I love and adore watercolor and it has been my primary medium for a very long time. In addition, other mediums I have worked with extensively are pastels, various forms of printmaking, and acrylics.
Next are the subject matters. One option is my Whispers from the Vine series (the trees, oh how I love the trees and the light pouring through the canopy). My paintings of Peru (a place that captured my heart with its magical energy and people) are another possible direction. Recent explorations with portraits and storytelling in acrylics, like my self portrait, Me and the Vine, are yet another pathway.
I’ve been in discussion about all the options with my mentor as well as meditating and journaling on the topic, therefore, I know my heart will show me the way.
What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts!
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