We are excited to have our first guest post: Stacy Haskell from The Lacquerie. Stacy is sharing her creative process with us. What a treat!
“Inspired by everything around me, I realize how lucky I am to have this creative outlet. When involved in a project, I can lose myself for hours, completely forgetting to check in with reality. It’s my way of decompressing. Quieting the noise in my head and detaching from the rest of the world. It’s therapeutic, meditative. I couldn’t even fathom life without creativity! My little escape that’s always there, just waiting for me to dive in and zone out.
Art for me, especially collage, is like putting together a puzzle. I wait for the pieces to speak to me, telling me what to do next, and this continues on like a dialogue. The idea begins to grow from a few scraps of paper or a particular color palette, swirling around my thoughts. The concept builds upon itself until it becomes something entirely different from my original vision. The end result is never anything I could have just drawn from imagination. The shapes take on a life of their own; I simply bring them together.
Some might consider this only a hobby, but if you eat, sleep and breathe art, it must be something more. I literally wake up with this passion to create…something…anything. It’s like I have too many ideas, and never enough time. But the desire to make art is always a driving force. Without further explanation, I always try to do more of what I love.”
Stacy Haskell, graphic designer and art lover originally from Boston but has called sunny San Diego home since 2004. Specializing in print media, collage, and handmade jewelry, she documents her creative process on The Lacquerie, a daily creative blog.