Originally, I started this blog as a place to hold myself accountable for making a piece of art everyday or at least work on an art project everyday. Turns out blogging isn’t really ideal for that… at least for me.
What I really wanted to get out of this blog was not only getting back in the habit of creating again, but also, to find my artistic style. My creative path has been filled with a lot of stops and starts because of work or school or life or whatever.
The good news is that making art has become a consistent habit that I love and over the course of my blogging absence, I made quite a few pieces. The bad news is that I am still struggling to find my style. And it’s super frustrating! I feel like no matter how much I work – even when I was creating consistently many years ago – I can’t seem to find my… “Laura-ness”.
Throughout my blogging hibernation period I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts on entrepreneurship and creativity and self-help topics in order to gain insight into this very subject. What a lot of people say on this topic is to keep working and to keep “showing up” and put in the work. Which is great and I get that, but what I’m interested in is the process; that space in-between from making stuff to making stuff that has a voice.
So for now, I want to share some of the podcasts and blogs and other interesting tidbits I have found that speak to this very subject.
Happy making and I hope this helps you in your creative journey as well!