January 23, 2020
Mixed media on sketch book: ink pencil watercolor and fear .
It's been brought to my attention that my content, everything I've ever put on instagram, I don't own.
If social media collapses, so does everything I've written about my work.
So I'll be going through my posts and working to transfer my work, my thoughtful captions, etc to my own blog.
This is sort of a visual autopsy of sorts until we get caught up to present day!
[original caption/posting January 23, 2020]
I do my best work when my mind is in a bar fight with my soul.
So many of my monsters left to bring into the light, keep following, keep fighting. I’m just so happy to be here.
“We make our own monsters, then fear them for what they show us about ourselves.” -MC 🦑🖤.
And here’s to being brave enough to show everyone that, too.
Even if just one person can understand what I’m feeling on any one page or canvas or a sticky note or the top of a desk in grade school (sorry again, Mrs. H! ) or even sometimes an errant but clean repurposed napkin if it’s all I have at the time— that makes me feel just a little bit less alone and makes those monsters I’ve made for myself a little less so. 🦑.
I guess after 30 years I’ve finally realized that not letting myself be seen, not saying what I have to say is perhaps the most isolating thing I could possibly do with my work. I’m so looking forward to this “undoing” here, on this simple but terrifying Instagram account
Thank you. Thank you for reading. Thank you for looking. Thank you, maybe, just maybe, for feeling this with me.
Aliza and Her Monsters