My big goal for 2013 is to be on the road 6 months out of the year. I am a week into my second trip south for the year, and so far, I have seen some beautiful things, met fascinating people, had incredible experiences, and made artwork I am proud of. I decided not to share every detail of this trip on my blog. Here is why…
Sometimes when I am at a scenic or historic location, I notice that people park the car, get out to take a photo, and then leave. They don’t always bother to get out of the car for their photo op. I think I understand what is happening. In this ‘always connected’ time, I want to document and share my experiences with my friends…sometimes the urge to share is so strong, I forget to stop and enjoy the moment for myself.
In early February, I took a two week road trip to the south. I tried to write a blog post every day of the trip. Working on the road was a challenge. Being ‘live’ and ‘in public’ made me feel like my friends were with me for the ride, and it was an awesome experience. There was one challenging time where my friends helped get me out of a funk. We had an interesting conversation about creativity and inspiration, and it turns out a lot of us share similar challenges.
I love social media, and it is ingrained in my daily life, but i want to try something new. This trip, I want to stay ‘in the moment’. I don’t want to make art while wondering how many ‘likes’ it will get. I made it to satisfy myself. I have seen some amazing sunsets and views, and I decided to keep my camera phone in my pocket. Instead of diluting the moment through the lens of a camera, I just enjoyed the show.
Tomorrow, I am going to send an email with a sneak peek of some of the art from my trip. If you want to make sure you are on my list, you can sign up here: