PROCESS-1

I’ve had an on-again-off-again relationship with my creativity and artwork. I am the one at fault in this relationship. I get distracted, my priorities get out of sorts, and then I find that I’ve gotten so far away from my creative self that it takes time to repair that relationship and get back.

This is usually due to pressures of what I feel I should be doing. Or the fear that spending time on artwork is not time well spent when there are bills to pay and my “real” career path to pay attention to. Artwork was always viewed in my life as something “on the side”. This has been damaging to both the value I placed on it in my life and the constant apologizing I’ve done for spending any time on it. Time making was viewed as a hobby by some in my life and eventually I allowed that narrative to weave its way into my brain.

But, while working on my doctorate, I felt a stronger and stronger pull to get back to prioritizing creativity.

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WORKING ON IT

Last year my husband and I decided to do a little life reshaping. We were about to welcome our son into the world and we’d also been through so much personally and professionally that we were feeling like we were at a crossroads. It made us examine where we were at-emotionally and geographically. We found that we were asking ourselves what we really wanted out of (and to put into) our life.

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Creativity, Art, ResearchMonica Rezac
INTEGRATION

The best word to describe what I am wanting for my business is integration. I N T E G R A T I O N. Integration of all aspects of my life with one another. I’m looking for interconnectivity and meaning in how I navigate my professional and personal life.

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Creativity, Art, ResearchMonica Rezac