Tomorrow is Yesterday

Kirk and John Christopher on the Bridge - ink and marker

Star Trek Project – 0074-01-22

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One year of Secret Forest Studio

Wordpress Award Logo - Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered on WordPress.com one year ago. Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

Last month marked one year since starting my blog here. In that time, I have created and shared roughly 70 works of art, and feel that my ability has grown (at least a bit). Over the year, drawing has been a relaxing, and cathartic experience, but as time went on it also became increasingly enjoyable, as it started to come more naturally.

I have created more Star Trek fanart than I ever thought I would have, using traditional materials and media, along with a handful of original artwork and other fanart.

I have found the visitors to my blog, and the community here on WordPress very nice, and appreciate all of the positive feedback.

I look forward to another year of art and creativity. In reflecting on how to develop my creativity further, I have decided to make one change. Over the past year, I have tried to share everything I have drawn. While I have found it a positive, and motivating strategy, I sometimes feel that it causes me to self-censor somewhat, and perhaps put some additional pressure on myself as I create. So, starting today, I’m going to carry a small sketch/note-book around with me, in which to both draw, and write poetry. I have done some poetry in the past, but have not yet shared any.

Also, I’m going to be a bit more selective with what I share. I still plan to share 90% of what I do, but I feel that allowing myself to decide after the fact whether to share a piece or not may allow me to create more freely in the first place. While this might sound like there will be less activity here, I believe that by carrying that sketch/note-book around all the time, and frequently working in it, I plan to create even more over the next year.

As I resume my poetry, you may start to see it here alongside my art, but I’m still looking for the right way to share and publish it. Currently, with my artwork, I post it both here and on my deviantArt gallery, and will search for a similar second avenue for my writing.

The past year may have been one of the best in my life for my creativity, as I’ve had a steady pace, a project and goal, and a kind audience, and I look forward to seeing what year two brings 🙂