Years ago during an employee review I was told that some of my co-workers wanted me to "loosen up". I'm still not quite sure what that entails. As a shy and quiet person I am often shocked at how these qualities are misinterpreted as inferior, cold, bitchy and careless. I am a pretty easy going person that has a high work ethic. Also a funny person, even charming I'd say. But I am never a relaxed person, whether it shows or not. And this is what I believe my dear co-workers were referring to.
I didn't pay attention to my critique at work. However, I did notice how and where in my life I hold back. It turns out I hold back almost everywhere. So this month is all about letting go, letting things happen as they will, enjoying the process and the dreaded words "loosening up". It has made some magical things occur and I have definitely found new ways to process emotions. Cheers to shitty corporate employee reviews!
Process. There are so many times in the design and creation of Art that inspire me. When wood gets laser cut it needs a protective layer of sticky paper in order for the wood not to get burnt. When the product is finished, you have to peel off the layer of paper on each one. I love this point in the process because not only does it reveal the natural wood underneath but also leaves behind a skeleton of fragile paper. Which I hoard. Don't be surprised if they show up in another piece of artwork!
Welcome. Here is where we can hang out casually. I can show you new work, talk about my process, blah, blah, blah. You can can say nice things!