Growing up I was always the kid doing arts and crafts. I'd stay in my room for hours on end making characters out of my thumb prints (see photo), or monopoly-style board games named after my pets (Furball's Fur was my best work). Creating things had no limits and I didn’t care if something looked horrible because I’d just make something else right after. Fast-forward to now - 21 years old and there's still not a day that goes by where I'm not covering many pages of my journal in scribbles, paint, or glue, although I’ve somehow over the years learned how to take things too seriously.
For the last 3 or so years I've dedicated myself to learning the craft of photography and what it takes to work in the commercial industry, but here I am feeling as though that’s not enough and not the extent of what I want to do! Telling stories has always been my biggest passion and I'm ready to start creating more immersive works to do so.
Time to stop talking about getting my hands involved in creating tangible sculptures and installations - it’s time to just start doing it already! Time to allow myself to play around with creating things and have fun building again. I mean, why was I so afraid when there’s nothing to be afraid of? The words of my very wise grade 6 teacher is a good note to end on I think… “PULL YOUR FRKN SOCKS UP!