When you are reading this, I will have just landed back in London after a visit back to my lovely New England. September is now here—and autumn is now close! It has already begun to feel crisp in the air and I've admittedly been wearing a few sweaters already. While I am sad for summer to come to a close, there's a good energy that comes with the beginning of autumn—or really any season. It is change, it is newness, it is a fresh start.
Over the past month, I have been doing a lot of sketching and thinking about where I want to take my art. One of my biggest fears is that I will lose the meaning and heart behead the work I am creating. If those two things are gone, I don't feel like it is worth creating. Luckily, I haven't reached that point ever and when I feel close or that things are going a bit too stagnant, it's time to pause, step back, re-evaluate, and get back to the core. August was a month that I did just that and I am happy to say that by the end of it, I felt like I really got over a large hurdle. My artwork is heading in a direction that feels very aligned with my soul and what I want my work to represent—connection and balance.
I'm hopeful September will continue me on this path. It feels good.
As for the rest of the month, I will be traveling some though my travel season is mostly coming to a close. There's a trip to Nice, France for one last taste of summer as well as a weekend away in Rye. While I love to travel, it will be nice to be around London more, get into a routine, and push more art out into the world. And speaking of, I have a show coming up that I will be sure to share more details on soon. Mark your calendars for September 22nd though!
Happy September, friends!