Friday, May 08, 2009

In the picture

I've spent years wrestling with my style and trying to focus and as a result created a few identities for myself and a gazillion websites along the way. But now its time to stop. No more umming and aahing and tooing and froing as it is exhausting and I end up chasing my own tail. So here we are. We are Kala online, Karen in the real world, my shop is Chalk Hill and I am artist, designer, illustrator, jack-of-all-trades. Me. One person. And it's time to get rid of the surplus websites and blogs and shops and move forward.

So here we are. As I barely post on my Chalk Hill blog because I can never decide where my work should go (who'd have thought that would ever happen!)I am shutting it down and moving everything to here. I will carry on redecorating the place as I go so expect a few alterations along the way, just don't lean on the wet paint :D

I feel like my journey is just beginning. I have packed a flask of tea, my sketchbook and a few biscuits and off we go. Happy and free and truly excited for the first time in years. Funny what a little mid life crises does to a person. I have always been the pick-myself-by-the-bootstraps type and this is no exception. So before I get carried away with the corny one liners I am off to draw more flowers, see you soon!


Chichiboulie said...

Hooray! So glad you're sorting through it all. It's not always easy to be sure.

Gorgeous drawings!!

Illusio Creative said...

I think that's a great idea and well done you. I too have downsized; shops, websites, blogs. I now only have one Blog and my Live Journal. Also, I too have spent years worrying about a defining 'style'. But the truth is, why should I. My style will always be eclectic because I am influenced by so many different art styles and mediums. I think it's good to have a varied style of art, and dangerous when your 'art' becomes too easily recognisable and therefore 'pigeon holed'. So, well done, can't wait to see what you come up with, and the changes and to your blog and website.

Exciting times huh?


Illusio Creative said...

Btw, I LOVE those designs, drawings...utterly gorgeous. Your line work is very skillfull.

PG said...

Well done on sorting yourself out - in my not-very-expert opinion it sounds as if you are on the right path - comes a time when we all have to settle down and focus. Good luck on your journey, and don't forget the map. :)

Lovely columbines!

Laura Cameron said...

Very beautiful work, heres to exciting times! All the best!