Although I was in Milan last week for the fashion week, I was still working on my new book project. Most of the paintings are fixed, changed and augmented in one fashion or another. Over the years my skill and the quality expected of me has gone higher and higher, this is of course, what makes you in your profession a constant flow of improvement and change. It felt great to be so involved again in a book project like this, something personal with a more of a "Nancy" touch. It is amazing when I see over the years how many pictures I have created, sometimes it feels as if I work too much or constantly create new things.
This is how it should be no? To always keep pushing your own boundaries in your chosen profession. If you are an artists you strive to break your limits and become a different and better artist which you were yesterday. If you were a designer you wish to design new things and be creative and original, the same applies to fashion and any other visual field.
Do I have a point? Well, it would be that change can be slow, progress is hard, but it is worth the effort and the patience. So what ever you do, do it because you love, and have patience for it. "There is no substitute for hard work" ...... I agree with this.
Illustration by Nancy.Z