K Y O T O G A R D E N S
So it's been a while since I've actually written a blog...or written anything of value for the public to read for that matter. So i've decided to re-ignite the inner thirst of sharing what I'm getting up to on a weekly basis. And no, not the kind of sharing that you'd find on Instagram where perhaps a plethora of vain selfies flood your feed or yet another one of Becky's snap of the sautéed cabbage sprinkled with locally harvested dandelion seasoning while on holiday in the French Polynesia (Yes, Becky. We get it)...but the kind of sharing where I get to talk about my design and photographic processes, the cool painting that I saw at that gallery, books that I have enjoyed (or not), things that might make you laugh, things that might make you cry or, most importantly, how many servings of coco pops is appropriate to eat in one sitting (personally an embarrassing amount).
As a creative I think it's important to keep some kind of diary or journal in order to keep creating and not get sucked into a meaningless, superficial rut that platforms such as Instagram or Facebook breed. I know for one I've been guilty of consuming the intoxicating environment that fosters followers, fame and beauty over creativity, kindness and perseverance. Although balancing that fine line between what is real and what is fictitious with social media is hard, it's so so important to not get sucked into it. Go outside, make art, pet a dog or something. Most of us are riddled with anxiety because of this fantasy that Instagram and other ego boosting platforms has propagated. I hate to love it sometimes though. Hopefully I can find some sort of freedom writing on here instead.
I think it's important to keep some kind of diary or journal regardless of that fact that people may read it or not. Cringe at yourself when you look back at it 6 months later so you don't have to worry about someone else cringing at you first.