This has been a week of epiphanies for me...mostly small, non life altering realizations but a huge shift happened in my understanding of what I do and why I do it. Watching the interview with Seth Godin (posted yesterday) and then reading articles about purpose I stumbled upon an idea that stated how, instead of searching for your life purpose, you should pay attention to what exactly it is that you enjoy about certain roles and responsibilities in life. I have known for some time that I really enjoy organizing...events, closets, schedules, etc., but I suddenly realized that it goes beyond practical considerations and rolls into my artwork. I love working in series and, now that I'm planning my fifth annual 52 WEEKS project, I understand why this work is so important for me to do. It's not only the planning, preparing, creating and finalizing the project with a book, but also documenting the process that I love so much. I think what this means for me is that I will make a conscious decision to focus myself in that direction when planning future projects and finding creative solutions to fulfilling ideas.. My creative juices are already flowing!
AIRdirondack Art Project