pulling your strings, justice is done
i have been in a bit of a creative funk as of late, not sure where it came about from but nonetheless it has been there and as a result i have not been working on any new pieces.
i have always heard the famous chuck close quote "inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work" and while it does have some merit, i actually embrace these periods of barren mental productivity as a way to clear my pallet and load it up with new ideas that i can then act upon.
even though i am not physically creating art during these periods, i am constantly evaluating possibilities for future work as well as brushing up on skills that have either gone dormant or thinking of new ways to apply them to future projects. it is out of these times of introspection that i have emerged with some of my most favorite pieces and therefore i don't fear the dark times because i know the possibilities waiting on the other side
in this day and age of social media, a lot of people are hit with great anxiety as they are made to feel that they have to be producing content on a daily basis and more importantly sharing that content or else people will lose interest in their work. while this may be true for the influencers and people that base their business models off of social media, i personally don't create my art for profit–though i certainly don't mind when i do–i create my art for myself first and foremost and when i am totally happy with it, then i share it with others
with all that said i give you new work fresh out of the funk! this image is from a session i did over two months ago with model Angejolie Belle and HMUA Priscilla Monnique Artistry which i was finally able to get to and edit this week and i will also have a speed edit video for this piece later today
model/wardobe: Angejolie belle – IG - @angejoliebellemodel
HUMA: Priscilla Monnique artistry – IG - @priscillamonniqueartistry
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