Take a moment and journey back to when you were a child, why did you go to the playground? I went because I was bored or because I wanted to play and meet new people. And, I went because as a kid I was allowed to go without needing a reason or excuse to just have fun. Artists need a similar space to explore, get inspired and find nurturing support. A place where we can share, cultivate, create and grow with our creations. Somewhere that understands the concept of inspiration feeding more inspiration.
For this reason, I am thrilled to launch a new series called Artists at Play, which will showcase the creative works of artists revolving around a monthly theme. These works may be finished pieces, works-in-progress, or completely new creations inspired from the month’s theme. The point is to have the courage as an artist to share your work and let people into your creative world. There is an email list for people interested in playing that will announce the month’s theme 15 days in advance. If you’d like to join the fun or have any ideas to share please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!
This series will mimic the creative process itself in the sense that it will organically evolve and change in the process of our sharing and creating. Shortly after this post I will be sending out an official email launching the series with this month’s theme. But before I do so I’d like to reference Erykah Badu’s song Call Tyrone. She begins by telling the audience, “I’m a test this out. But keep in mind I’m an artist and I’m sensitive about my shit. So Y’all be nice about it.” It’s important we create this same environment so artists feel encouraged to play and express themselves in a judgment-free environment. All bullies will be dealt with directly by me. Yes, that was my first ever Warrior Princess threat:)
To the Monkey Bars,
A Warrior Princess