Days, and now weeks have gone by and Fly has been totally neglected. I've been so immersed in recharging my creative spirit that I haven't been moved to write here. Almost everyday I would sit at my computer to bang out a post, but would end up staring at the blinking cursor in the "compose post" section waiting to be inspired. With no luck, I would find myself distracted with another task, resulting in a forever blinking cursor. (That's me above collaging and not blogging, **sad face**.)
In contrast, I've been super inspired with my work, creating things while reading, researching, and watching a lot of TEDTalks. Listening to and participating in remarkable conversations about: social injustices; redefining what it means to be an artist; and faith. And in the midst of all this I've been drawn to themes about collaborative public art, the ideas surrounding re-imagining cities, and personal legends (yes I just finished reading The Alchemist).
Going back and forth between a little cozy nook in my bedroom by the window where I tap tap tap away on my laptop, to my sunny studio where I am experimenting with materials and focusing on drawings in black and white, I've been pondering exciting questions, and exploring new-for-me ideas. What's come out of this process is me formulating my mission, and crafting the language I want to use to express my vision both visually and verbally.
During this time I was interviewed about my work by Leslie Fandrich, who also contributed to some of these wonderful conversations. It was so awesome chatting with her, and in responding to her questions I experienced a number of wonderful a-ha moments about myself, my community and beyond. (Take a look at the feature here, which was posted today.)
So I'm curious, what topics interest you right now? What are some questions you have for yourself or about the world? Did you have a conversation recently that blew you away?