The "why" behind the "Experiment" Collection
In 2020, I had a lot of fun working with Resin to create oceans and abstract art. I learned a lot about resin and how to make it work the way I wanted to but not exactly how I wanted it to. Most of you know that I am more of a mountain girl than an ocean girl. I’ve lived by the ocean before and don’t get me wrong, I love it! I also loved using resin to create an almost lifelike ocean. However I didn’t love that everyone was doing oceans and felt I needed to find my own thing.
My plan the entire time of doing resin was to figure out a way to create mountains with it. As much as I tried it just never turned out how I wanted it to. I figured out a way to make the layered mountains with resin, but it wasn’t as fun to make. It was a boring process that didn’t need as much skill to create. I decided at the beginning of this year that I was going to figure out what medium and what subject I wanted to create, because my heart wasn’t in the process anymore. The end results were always beautiful, but I didn’t enjoy the process (which is never what you want your art career to be like). I was missing the peace that comes from the process of making art. . That is why I did the 28 days of experimenting. I needed to figure out the art I was going to create for potentially the rest of my art career. . It is too easy to just create the artwork that everyone wants to buy than to create what you enjoy making. But I knew that once I found what I loved making that I could find the right audience who liked that art as well. . So here I am. 28 days later. 28 days of experimenting with mediums and processes. I’ve loved what I’ve learned and I’ve loved the process of making them. . This doesn’t mean that I am done with resin, or that I won’t do ocean art with resin! I love making them still and plan to do commissions for resin ocean art for whoever wants! . But from now on, I am going to focus on the art that makes me truly happ