I’m back after a five year hiatus during which I’ve existed temporarily in a lot of places, but mostly on tumblr. I’ll be posting Blaugust to both here and tumblr, for everyone’s convenience, and attempting to update every day of the month.
Over the last few months some of the work I’ve been making has looked… nice?… but hasn’t really felt like me. Other times I’ve made pieces that have felt more like me but have been rendered just to ‘get the piece done’, rather than making it how I really wanted to.
Inspired by Anuschka Rees’ fantastic fashion blog and Rovina Cai’s recent instagram series, I’ve been enjoying analysing my illustration interests, other people’s pictures, my own old pictures etc etc. And trying to experiment to move my work in useful directions.
It’s been kind of haphazard though, so I’m going to try to use Blaugust to organise my thoughts, and keep a record of my process. Figuring out your artistic ‘voice’ is an ongoing thing. It’s not like everything will all be sorted at the end of the month, never to worry again. But I’m hoping to have a bit of direction to re-orient me for the next stage of development.
I’m not sure if this is going to be anyone else’s cup of tea. I’m mostly writing these for myself. But I think I’d enjoy someone else’s version of this, so maybe there’ll be some of you who’ll enjoy mine too 🙂