I wouldn't say I have a true process. My inspiration process is like the wind- it comes and goes. Because of this, I will stop whatever I'm doing when I hear the Wind's whisper so that I can hear what is said. This isn't something that can be forced; the best works are fluid, natural, and from the soul. After ideation, I do tend to do a little research on the subject matter such as looking at pictures and videos online, or reading educational articles on websites. Depending on the thing I'm trying to make, I may even look to my local area to get a better understanding of textures and patterns.
My life has not been a dream, but I was born a dreamer. My life has been storm, but I keep wondering if the beatings I've received from it were really nourishing and revitalizing another place or another person. It think it was. I'm originally from California and I moved around a lot as a child. I was a gifted student and I (literally) excelled at everything I attempted to do. Sadly, this brought a lot of negative attention to me in the form of jealousy. As I grew older, I developed a very low opinion of myself and I spiraled into a deep pit of depression in my early teens that lasted for about 10 years. On my journey, I've weathers the storms of low-self esteem, panic attacks, multiple sexual assaults, rape, suicidal thoughts, self-mutilation, rejection, and loneliness, only to come back to where everything began. And in that place I experienced healing, joy, and freedom, things I never thought I would have. My spiritual walk is so integral to the place in which I now find myself. Because of this, some of my art is highly allegorical in nature and focuses on hidden messages and deeper meanings. I also happen to like the beauty of nature, so I also create pieces of animals and wildlife.