I know I said that I was taking a little blogging break but I've been doing a lot of thinking and that means changes are coming. Trouble is I'm not sure how this blog is going to fit in with those changes and I desperately need your input. If there was ever a time to comment, this is it. Your comments will help me decide what to do...
A little over a year ago, I started a new little blog called Fiddlestick Hollow. At the time, I was just beginning to ramp up my cartooning/illustration practice and thought that it would remain a separate and distinct part of my overall art life. As they say, what a difference a year makes!
I am now fully immersed, every single day, in illustration. My new journal project features not a single drop of paint. Multiple mixed media layers are a thing of the past. It is not, I suspect, what most of you are used to seeing here.
So what do I do? Do I place all the illustration work at Fiddlestick Hollow (as I originally planned) and post here only if I have the more "traditional" journaling and painting work to show OR
Do I just let the changes sweep through Lost Coast Post, no matter how radical? What would I do with Fiddlestick Hollow which still holds a huge part of my soul?
See, what you are witnessing here is the raw, convoluted, uncensored transformation of an artist's practice. I am not static but dynamic and how I work is transforming to something new and different. This is not a sudden change but one that has been at least a year in the making. You've seen glimpses of it here and there as I shared my robots and little monsters. However, I'm talking illustration day in and day out. There will still be painting work to show but as far as journaling as I have in the past...well, for now, that has come to an end. I am becoming someone new.
Question is: Are you up for the ride?