Social media head melt

Hello – it has been a while.
It’s almost mid August and I find that this month is always such a slog. It’s the last of winter and my little family’s routine is a little off kilter for us all, but we are getting through. Modern family – move further away from the big smoke, meaning longer commutes and everyone misses everyone.
I’ve been working on a bunch of drawings, they are taking their time to articulate and I find it has also become a skill; to let that articulation have it’s own place and take the time. What I mean is, with smart phones and social media I can become ( and I know I am not alone in this ) caught up in getting the right lighting and angles for a photo for instagram, rather then staying focused on creating. I am trying to redirect my focus. I feel like the largest part of my art ‘career’ ( and parenting journey ) has been hugely impacted by social media and I don’t want to bang on about all the negatives, there’s already plenty of that going on, but I am trying to reshape it to fit in better – rather than dominate and direct.

Gosh – is any of this making sense?!

Anyway, I am here and I am making and I am waiting on news and making plans. More art to come soon. Soon as within a few months, not internet soon as in a couple of days. How distorted has our sense of time become!?

Here is a drawing of Kidlet with ears on. Shes’ the best and I love her.

2 thoughts on “Social media head melt

  1. Yes! Great post Lily May, you have articulated exactly where I am at – and have had a revelation on just this morning – to redefine how I run my creative business, by doing it the way that works for me, not being shaped and pressured by the expectations of running social media accounts. It’s so distracting and not real and damaging to the act of making. I’m excited for the future 🙂

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