When I started this blog, it was meant to make me do more art, because I like to create stuff and it makes me happy, but sometimes its easier not to. So the blog was going to encourage me, while also being a more unique way of documenting my travels and adventures as a ski racer and biathlete. It worked pretty well for a while--I was painting more and loving it. But slowly I started to feel like I had to make each painting perfect. I started thinking more about trying to sell art, and more about what people might want to buy. I started to paint less because I was putting too much pressure on myself! And most of my paintings were from photographs. I don't think that painting from a photograph is necessarily a bad thing, but I want to be more versatile and creative than just that.
So now, as I commence the traveling portion of my year, and as I work towards trying to make it onto the world cup and maybe even the Olympics, I've decided that I need to rejuvenate my blog. I want to document my travels through art. I've created some guidelines for myself to follow. Now I will commence trying to follow them!