Every day is a chance to start over or try something new, but there is something beautiful and energizing about doing so at the start of a new year.
The last few months I've been thinking a lot about my intentions and vision for my creative life, with a focus on what I'd like to do new or revisit in the new year. One thing I'd like to do more of is producing video. Fly was an early adopter with introducing video content on a blog platform. The first "webisode" launched in 2007 while I was still living in New York. But with the distractions of other projects and priorities, creating more video content consistently got pushed to the bottom of the to-do list every time I thought about getting it done. Now, after 15 videos and almost 7 years later I'm looking to revisit that part of Fly that I miss so much.
I really love the camera, both in front and behind. Maybe it has something to do with my childhood obsession with TV or performing in front of the family camcorder when I was little, or the time I spent working at TV Land (where I got a first-hand look into film and video production). I don't know, but I do know that telling a visual story with live action is extremely fun and exciting to me.
In general, I want to create and make more of what I want to see. Along with producing video, devoting more time to illustrating and designing, and pursuing other forms of creative expression that tickle my fancy will also be a focus.
I want to be a part of the shift in who is creating content, art, and design and I encourage you to do the same. It's important to have diverse perspectives in the stories being told and the visuals that are presented. Therefore, actively making and getting your quality work out there is the only way to make it happen.
So let's make stuff (stuff = video, shows, magazines, zines, illustrations, paintings, photography, stories, fonts, etc.)!
These are the things I really want to explore a bit more in 2014.
What about you? What plans do you have for your creative life in this fabulous new year? Is there something you've always wanted to try and do? Maybe this is your year to do it!