So what is Stoned now? The quick answer? My journey to finding my life’s high.
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No, I’m not talking about weed!
If I'm 100% honest with myself, I’ll have to admit that I'm very bad with consistency. Like I mentioned before, I'm not new to the blogging world– I've just never been consistent when using them. But I’ve come to a point in my life where I feel compelled to catalog my journey through this crazy world. I follow a number of blogs and there’s one in particular that simply motivates the hell out of me. She’s been writing since 2005 (hello! That’s over 10 years) and it’s so satisfying for me (although it must be a crazy, amazing accomplishment for her) to see the literal change and development in her site–even her writing style has changed. I want that. I want to have something I can look back at and relive those moments, relive that era. It’s the best social experiment.
With that, I want to say this time is different. I make art all the time so it shouldn't be that much harder to draw, write, post. But in an attempt to cut myself some slack, because life always has a funny (annoying) way of getting IN the way, I've committed myself to 10-15 pieces a month. If there's anything I've learned from prior blogs it’s that once I get busy, the blog suffers–or dies. I don’t want to overwhelm myself.
I also don’t want to categorize this as a lifestyle blog. There are a number of implications in having a “lifestyle blog” that I want nothing to do with. Yes, in essence I’ll be writing about my life, experiences, and mundane aspects of my day-to-day but mostly as it relates to art. I want to be able to look back at this time in my (life) journey as an explosive exploration of my passion and catalog its progression.
And the content?
My month explained...in 10-15 images. That’s the plan– at least for now. I will create drawings throughout the month, with days chosen at “random” (random meaning I won’t choose specific dates every month), and give it a background story. The background story will range from how my day went/interesting happenings/thoughts etc. It won’t be that I’m explaining the work itself, although sometimes I could, but I believe (and I’m sure many would agree) that subconsciously whatever is going on throughout my day is bound to reflect on paper. So my theory is that I, as well as anyone looking at my work, will find remnants of the feelings in my words in my art. That’s what I want to accomplish. Did I lose anyone? No? Yay!