With lots of help, i think i finally figured out the whole rss feed and emailing of my posts to subscribers. Let me know if it was a disaster or a success and forgive me for a long post, this will only happen once :0
I know i haven't been consistent with my posts lately...
I kinda got a bit over my head with trying to do everything at once - making new work, applying to residencies, writing proposals for awards, making commercial stuff, researching Master's programs and everything in between. In my attempt to be everywhere at once in order to not miss any opportunity, i have completely lost myself. So i took a little break for some soul searching or may be just some silence away from it all, including phone and internet at a Tweefontein farm near New Paltz (if you in the area don't miss them - aside from it being a magical place, everyone who works there is simply amazing. And did i mention- TEA!!!! They make delicious tea!)
The couple of days i have spent there were probably the most productive days i have had in the longest while. It is funny how often we think that our productivity depends on the frequency and intensity of our actions and movements, when in reality sometimes we have to slow down to achieve better results. So even though i wasn't in my "go, go, go " mode i felt i have made very positive progress in figuring out which direction i want to take in my work and life as an artist. It is still hard to identify myself as one specific thing because i am influenced and interested in so many things, however i came close to narrowing it down. I am so thankful for the farm's space, the warmth and kindness of people who work there and the wonderful weather that accompanied our stay. But most importantly i am thankful to my significant other who made it all happen and had the patience for all of my artistic shenanigans.
The hardest thing for me now is not to loose this focus and peace of mind... especially with the hustle and the bustle of NYC. As much as i hate the cold of the winter, i am kinda glad it is coming along; i can hermit in and just work.
My goal right now is Spectrum: sci-fi and fantasy illustration competition. I want to create a series of illustrations dedicated to Russian folklore. My mom have found this amazing book of Russian creatures which even i, who is fascinated by it never heard of. So i want to use it as my springboard ;) and my inspiration.
Also i have joined Society6.com and now some of my work is available as fine art prints, clocks and pillows. It will take me a little while but soon i will have some t-shirt designs on there as well. If anyone has any suggestions or preferences, i would love to hear from you! For now it is a shot in the dark but i hope it will pay off eventually. You can find my stuff here
I don't think i will be as prominent online as i have tried to be, just because i really need to concentrate on my work right now. I will still give the highlights of my progress, no worries!