I've never been the best about sharing my process. As people making things, in any discipline, we must decide how much we share details of our lives and work process. This may sometimes mean sharing difficulties and failures that are inevitably part of the creative process. Even though this vulnerability can be intimidating, it's so important to talk about process, whether it's going smoothly or not. The final work is only part of the story.
Have you read Brene Brown's book, Daring Greatly? Recently I did--as well as Austin Kleon's Show Your Work and Amanda Palmer's The Art of Asking--and these books were helpful in opening my eyes to the importance of the sharing process.
We all bring our own skills and talents to the table. Our individual experiences or methods, however familiar or mundane they may seem, could very well help someone else make a breakthrough in their practice. We’ve all got something to contribute so long as we’re willing to be honest and generous. The process of discovery is so interesting, it is best shared.
This is the spirit I hope to cultivate with this blog. I will be personally challenging myself to break down some of the barriers between my private practice in my studio and the outside world. I hope you, readers, too will share something of your practice or journey.