All artists come to road blocks, unfortunately for myself, it has been about six or so months of a block. Life seems to get in the way of wanting or being able to create. Finally after a long wait I have started to create again and become inspired. My sketchbook and scraps of paper are starting to be scribbled and doodled on with ideas for images.
With the new year also comes a new urge, to create YouTube videos. Artists who have inspired me to create a YouTube channel are Brooke Shaden and Aaron Nace from Phlearn. As time goes on I would like to evolve my channel into tutorials to help everyone learn and excel with their post production skills. Videos that I have seen of tutorials can be difficult to follow, I would like to break this down into easier steps for those starting out or those who learn differently than other tutorials teach. I have recorded my first video and will be working on editing it, once I get the correct program! The first video will be an introduction and a speed edit for "Key to the Future" which you will see the finished product in this post.
Blogging in itself is very difficult when you feel like you have nothing to say or no one to listen to what you have to say. I hope by me writing and recording my thoughts and inspiration will help you develop your own art and inspire you to create new work.
My goal for 2017 is to have 52 new images done by the end of the year, so one a week essentially. Since I have a tendency to come to creative blocks and to just run out of time, I am aiming to have them all done by the end of the year without too much pressure for weekly images. How about you? Are you doing any photo challenges?
So to the image posted above. Key to the Future was inspired by a key necklace my grandmother gave to me at my high school graduation. When I am feeling down or doing something important I will wear that same necklace. With the new year comes a new future of possibilities and I wanted this image to portray that. The light you see coming from the side of the screen is meant to be the future, as there is no definite visual for the future.
The dress I used is from Suzy Shier, it is actually my college graduation dress and it was so nice to use it for an image. I love it. The brass key I found at a thrift store close to my home in Calgary. You never know what random items you will find when you are searching for a glimpse of inspiration.
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”