…to the new blog!
I’m going to be honest: for someone with a creative career, my former blog was kind of boring. And yet I really struggled with what my blog “should” be. A marketing tool? An artistic endeavour? What the heck do I want to say to the world anyways?
See, I have many different passions in life, and they are all equally a part of me. But during the mandatory soul-searching that goes along with a new website build (ah, technology: how you have irrevocably implanted yourself in my life) I realized something. It may sound cliche or obvious or even uninteresting, but I realized
all my fickle fancies are what make me, me!
(as an aside: I’m kind of in love with alliterations. I’m sure you’ll get used to it soon!)
In other words, the zany things I simply consider part of my everyday life is what makes my art unique. It’s what people will love (or hate) about my work. So why try to categorize and pigeon-hole the very thing that makes life interesting?
To sum up, dear friends, there is no easy explanation for what the new HodgePodge Creative will be, other than what the name says: it will be a hodgepodge of the things that make me creative. A glimpse into an artist’s life and mind. I’m sure there will be photos and photo tips; perhaps the odd rant (as every good blog should have; recipes; crafts; personal and client projects; and perhaps even some stories and creative writing. I can’t guarantee you’ll like everything I post, but for my end of the deal, I will try to tag posts so you can stay current on whatever interests you.
So here’s to letting “enjoy the journey” be our mantra and throwing caution to the wind. Enjoy!