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A few years ago I posted a painting I had done on Facebook and my friends from grade-school all made comments like, “Great work!” and the friends I had met in the last decade (or two) made comments like, “I didn’t know that you made art.”  I realized something was wrong.  How was something that was so intrinsic to who I was, who I had always been, be so foreign to even my closest friends of today?  The truth was that I had shut the art out. I decided to take six months and try to figure out why, start creating art again, and write about it. That was about a year ago now and was how this blog came to be.

 As I explored in the original intro, the project had three goals:

  • Start making art again.
  • Figure out why I had stopped in the first place.
  • Encourage others to create art too.

As six months turned into nine months, I began to wonder what was next.  Was there a phase 2 of this project? And if so, what was it?  As I reviewed the project, I knew there was more that I wanted to do so I revised my goals:

  • Keep making art.
  • Develop a body of work over the next year (by September 2016).
  • Get professional feedback on my work as I go along and a review of the body of work once it is complete.
  • Use this platform to continue to explore how we create, why we create, and why we get stuck; with the hope that as I figure this out for myself it can be of help to others as well.

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