Showing Your Work!
So here I am, starting this new venture. TBH it's been something I've been meticulously planning for the last 18 months or so, but it's still a bit scary lol.
During that time, I have been doing the groundwork to make sure I was ready to take this jump. I also documented most of it through my daily journaling practices which have been interesting to reflect on.
I recently picked up this book from the public library (which btw, support your public libraries!!), "Show Your Work!" by Austin Kleon. He's also the same guy who wrote, "Steal Like An Artist," which is another gem! I found SLAA by listening to The Makeup Show Podcast on an episode where Danessa Myricks and James Vincent talked extensively about it and how it has helped them become better makeup artists.
I was immediately intrigued and picked it up myself. After reading it I was led to Kleon's other work which includes "Show Your Work!". This title is very interesting because it's all about how important it is to show people "how the sausage is made" so to speak. Yes, people love the result of any kind of creative work, but they are even more intrigued by the process in which it took to get there. This book is all about sharing the process, and he talks extensively about making a space for yourself online. The internet is forever, and you never know how showing others what you're working on will inspire them.
So, all in all, I am going to be moving some of my documentation of my journey onto this platform so I can have clear documentation of my path, but also perhaps hear from other people on their paths and having an open dialogue about different inspirations, challenges, triumphs, etc. The goal is to update dis blergg every week even if it's just a picture or a video of something that I thought was cool.
Anywho, check out the books I referenced in this first post. I promise you won't be disappointed! 💕