Greetings and welcome to my blog! If you are reading this you might already know who I am and have been following my work for a while. If not, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mary (obvious!) and I’ve been in the business of making art and photography for many years now. Recently I’ve discovered a passion for making digital collage, and I wanted to create a space where I can have an open discussion about the processes, the inspiration, and details about my work. Living in the digital era gives artists the freedom to show their work to a broad audience…practically the entire world if you get lucky enough! Though that freedom comes at the cost of people’s artwork feeling extremely temporal and unbounded by meaning. In these times I find it more important than ever for artists to take the time to explain why they do what they do, and hopefully inspire others to communicate and express their own artistic motives! So here I am doing my part giving my audience a glimpse inside the mind of an artist.
To celebrate my first post for the blog, I’ll share some fresh work with you! This piece is entitled Jade Empress. She came to me after a frenzy of reformatting my older work for print to be sold at an upcoming craft fair. I had been staring at my old pieces for so long that I felt the need to make something new. Fortunately she came out pretty easily. It’s funny how temperamental creativity can be. Sometimes the ideas just flow right out and everything comes together so neatly that you almost can’t take ownership of them…and then other times you work and work and work on a piece, but never feel quite satisfied with it. This one is definitely in the former group! Thank goodness too, because I had been experiencing some serious artistic blockage!
If you like what you see and want this piece for your own, check out my Society 6 shop! And for the record, I’m very appreciative when people want to spend their hard earned cash on my art. Every purchase encourages me and shows that my work has value. So go out there and support artists! They really need your validation!