I love it when books arrive its like a present to myself. I've always loved books (I get more excited about books than receiving clothes....I know!)
I received these two books about two lady artists, kelly rae roberts and Jane Davenport, who are my mentors at the moment (they don't even know it!.....it makes me wonder who do i inspire?).
As I was reading kelly's book I had a eureka moment! as a creative are we meant to know straight away what medium we are supposed to work in?
for example I knew I wanted to do something creative so I picked textiles at college and university because my mum was a diva on the sewing machine and made clothes for all the children in the street we lived in, I thought that was what I wanted to do. If I'm honest I'm terrible on the sewing machine and have no interest in learning how to sew. I ended doing printed textiles in uni which I loved because I got to draw and paint.
I then went into the games industry and became a 3D games artist, I thought it was cool haha and I got to draw (I can see a common theme here). After 4 years i decided games wasn't for me either (hats off to anyone in the games industry they are hard working geniuses).
When I look back I'm thinking maybe I should have studied fine art but I don't think I would have known how to market myself. Its all connected had I not done the textiles I wouldn't have learned about patterns and different textured backgrounds (we didn't use computers much back then) so it very freeing and explorative and my games I would never had learned about the computer and all the amazing adobe software, which has helped me immensely.
Im now getting my hands dirty with painting and drawing and loving every minute! I wonder where this will take me, I just know in my heart it feels right and mixed media is were i feel the most joy.