The other day, I watched a video by Melyssa Griffin, explaining that the way to find my unique purpose on this planet is to find the intersection between how I want to be remembered (Legacy), what brings me joy (Fun) and what I’m good at (Talent). This resonated with me because it succinctly described how I determined my creative purpose through Ann Rea’s course Making Art Making Money.
I want to be remembered as a person who helped people overcome feelings of shame. I have fun and feel joy when I’m dancing and doodling because I’m present in the moment. My talent is having the technical skills to turn my dancing and doodling into art. Not just a picture to hang on a wall or a unique note card to write in, but art that inspires forgiveness and dissolves shame and I want to use this skills to help others do the same.
In future posts I will do a better job of documenting my entire artistic process but here is a little tidbit of how my doodles become prints using stencils, ink and beeswax.
Below is a doodle inspired by music I generated while I was dancing (more on that in a future post).
A very quick video of me removing stencils from an inked and waxed sheet of Kozoke (Japanese paper) and the finished print before I cut it up into rectangles. Each rectangle was mounted on a 5″x7″ note card which became forgiveness cards shown above.