It’s January 2016. I love this time of year and the sense of optimism it brings. That’s what resolutions are all about—looking at the future and deciding that we want to be a better version of ourselves.
Like many others I’ve decided that I want to be more healthy this year and just generally treat myself better. Im interested in understanding the science behind what happens to food after it goes into my body instead of arbitrarily cutting some things out of my diet and adding others. This, of course, means being more conscious of the things I eat and drink (alcohol).
On January 1 I started a new project called Relatives. I’m trying to go a whole month posting one abstract composition everyday. There are two ideas driving this. First, I thought it would be good to start of the year with a creative cleansing of sorts.
I’ve set try strict constraints on this project. Limited color palette, only simple primitive shapes, and no literal forms i.e. only abstract form(s)—that’s it. Second, it’s a commitment. I’m looking to build up the muscle memory for creating more often whether that’s images or words, or both.
There’s something that feels different about this time. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I’m already reaping the benefits in my day-to-day work as a front-end developer and designer.