On Blogging (and a Marant bootie craze)
September 18, 2012 in Fashion Illustration
On Blogging (and a Marant bootie craze). For me blogging is about honesty. Honesty about what you like at a particular moment, honesty about your thoughts, and in the end about your feelings. I started my blog a little over a year ago as a way to share my illustrations (and design work overall) that were at the time staying enclosed in the four walls of my studio in Primrose Hill back in London.
And let me tell you something, I loved blogging from the get-go.
Having my illustrations (and work overall) being seen by people (you know, outside my circle of friends) made me push myself further than I probably would have otherwise at the time (as I was working in finance). I could no longer get away with being ‘photography-lazy’ and got me reading and experimenting in a branch of the arts I probably wouldn’t have dipped-in otherwise (and which I love more and more with time). And I met some incredible people (from you all, to artists, to industry folk) along the way.
But with blogging also comes a lot of (constant) work. And while I am in no way averse to work (in fact, I find it pretty hard to disconnect), I struggled in the past month to find a direction for my blog.
Normal ‘outfit posts’ no longer excited me (hence the reason why I began to shoot them over-exposed and in a more ‘casual’ manner) and posting my illustrations without much writing (and blabbing) seemed to be getting old. And so I have struggled to find a way to share with you my artwork and designs in a way that is completely akin to me.
And so I limited my blogging to those things I truly loved and removed the comments from my latest posts as a way to concentrate and enclose myself in my work, and ultimately to find a direction that excited me once again. Perhaps it is how overexposed we are through social media and blogs nowadays, but I found that by taking a step back (and enclosing myself, per say) ideas began flooding and I was able to work more productively.
I am currently working on a (super exciting) project (which is under wraps at the moment, but cannot wait to share with you all). And, armed with a new super lens (an 85mm f/1.8) and some fresh (Diane Townsend) pastels I am pretty excited to get back on the horse (an expression which I find never gets old).
In the end, I suppose that is what art (and blogging) is all about: constant evolvement and change.
p.s. Due to demand (thank you for all of your lovely emails!), commenting is back on.
p.s. II. How (incredible) (awesome) (ultra cool) (beautiful) (rad) ([insert your adjective here]) are the Isabel Marant Milwaukee boots for fall? I have been crushing on them since the show earlier this year, and I’m simply drooling for them in white. (available here)