Word for the year – Assertive

another sneak peek! this is an aspect of the celtic goddess the Morrigan, a trifold goddess. more about her later...

another sneak peek! this is an aspect of the celtic goddess the Morrigan, a trifold goddess. more about her later…

This year I want to have a powerful word to propel me forward. as you know by now I don’t do resolutions anymore, I just claim a word for the year and make my focus about it in my working life and my personal one. last year’s word was Seek. a good word, it served me well in my ongoing quest for All The Knowledge, but it is a quiet word. this year I want to bang the drums and crash the cymbals.

I’ve become a meek person lately, worried about asking for what I want or worried about what others may think. This year I want to be more assertive, to know my rights and my needs and to go after them. to put myself ahead of completely fictional strangers and what I think they may want. Assertive is long considered to be a male attribute and is a bad word coming from women. I don’t want to be my gender, I don’t want to hold back, I just want to be an artist wanting to make the most of my career. I have a message. I have dreams and aspirations and I don’t want them lost due to fear.

My word this year was almost conviction. but conviction is not something I lack. it’s powerful but not powerful enough.

so what can you expect? more opinions, probably more stories, more experimentation in my work and certainly a lot of very powerful images. my work has been trending in an interesting direction lately and I’m eager for you to see it!.

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