Some artists choose a word or phrase to help guide them through the year. So sure, they have a goals list but they also have a way they want to look at the big picture. I came upon this idea a few years ago and it never quite resonated until this year.
This year: Focused Abandon
Two months into 2017, it’s good to be reminded.
I want this year to be about focus. There are things I want to learn and I don’t have any coach yelling at me to wake up and draw. Or to learn color theory or about composition. That’s all on me. If I want to figure out my style and then throw myself into exploring that, I need to keep focused on a both a micro and macro level.
But I also have a serious problem about being in my head too much. That’s the abandon part. Should I post that to Instagram? Yes. Let it go. Stop thinking. Should I try this thing or that thing? Yes. Worst case you spend a week and find a dead end. Better than not trying at all.
What is your word or phrase for 2017? How’s it going so far?