What am I working on?
I am currently working on expanding the travel section of my blog! And, just posting more in general!
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I suppose the norm with travel blog/posts is to post photos and a summary of the day’s itinerary. I love reading these types of post but at the same time I’d like to put my own spin on them. My aim is to try and do more illustrations when I go away. I want to keep a visual journal of the different food and places I experience because I think it makes it more personal! I guess with illustrations you can use them to try and highlight the simple beauty in things that would otherwise go unnoticed.
Why do I write/create what I do?
Honestly, from a very young age I have always felt a compulsion to create. I enjoy the process. The only way to really describe it is through the analogy of an action potential waiting to release neurons. If I don’t create something for ages, it’s difficult to focus on completing other tasks. I loved Uni, but I found it particularly challenging going for long periods of time without being able to do something I really enioy! It’s strange, but I need to get my creative fill!
How does my writing/creating process work?
Ideas almost always seem to come to me when I’m occupied with something else (usually important). Whenever I had an essay to write at Uni I would always get a wave of ideas with no time to develop them further. But weirdly, if I set aside time to think of new ideas they just don’t seem to roll in like when you’re busy. However, if I am fortunate enough to have time to develop concepts that have caught me off-guard, these initial thoughts usually act as the base of my creative process. I’d usually roughly sketch those ideas with a biro into an old notebook, because knowing me I will forget them instantly otherwise! From there I’ll play around with the position of the elements and see which configuration I like best. Next I experiment with colour schemes, but most of the time (if it’s a painting) I’ll choose the colours as I’m going along.
I will be tagging some other creative bloggers very soon to also take part, so check your emails! 🙂