Evolution of the "Blob"

OK, so it's been a minute... I've been really taking some time to develop some new ideas and fine tune the direction I'm going with my art. I often struggle with feeling like I have to have a certain style or only use a specific medium to be a successful artist.  But the truth is, I love doing all different kinds of art.  I consider myself a very creative and crafty person, so limited myself to one style never felt organic.

 

In high school, I was fascinated with these "blob" shapes and would draw them everywhere. What I mean by "blobs" is weird, random, squiggly shapes, that collectively make a really cool pattern.  Just to the left is something I did back in high school, so you can see what I'm really talking about. I did this kind of stuff all of the time.  I really didn't think anything of it, I would aimlessly be doodling and next thing I knew, I had covered the entire paper.

That was a time when all I could think about was art.  When you are younger, you don't have nearly as many responsibilities, worries, etc.  I poured my entire soul into art.  I would sit there for hours, painting, doodling, sketching.  I miss that time and I'm working on getting back to that.  Nowadays (adult-life), we all have so much going on - My mind is all over the place sometimes.  Consciously taking time out of the day to create art is what's helping me get back to that youthful time when art is all I could think about.

 


Here's some new stuff I've been working on.  I've been going back to my old designs, and also creating new ones - exploring color schemes and pattern.  I've been having so much fun exploring this concept, and equally happy that I've been so inspired by my earlier high school work. 

One last thought, does anyone have ideas for what I should call these designs, other than "blobs" (lol)?  The term is okay for now, but I really want to think of something a little more sophisticated.  Would love to hear your thoughts! xoxo

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