I think it goes without saying that I absolutely love my job and feel incredibly lucky and blessed to be able to do what I love for a living. Having a creative profession totally rocks my world.
There is a drawback, though. I find that it's really hard to be creative in my non-work life without being incredibly critical of myself. Since I'm a "professional" in a visual field, I feel like I should be excellent at all things artsy. Having a degree in art makes the pressure and self-criticism even worse, (I talked about this a bit awhile back.)
But I miss making art. I miss playing. I miss the feeling of materials in my hands, instead of my fingers on a computer. I miss being messy.
And so I signed up for a mixed media and collage class at Pratt, and I am loving it. I am hooked.
I get to spend a good chunk of time each week playing with paper, paint, photographs, image transfers, thread, and found objects, and I could not be happier.
These are some detail shots of a few works in progress.