: the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form. 
It has been a spell since I’ve sat down to write a blog post and a lot has happened during my hiatus. I left you, back in July, with a negativity-laced post regarding a change in my life as a creative. And change there has been!

Over the course of the summer, I not only underwent a physical transformation losing 40 pounds; I also re-centered myself creatively. I studied, I practiced, I evaluated. I slowly–and privately–underwent a creative evolution.

I have always loved creating, but sometimes one gets so caught up in the final product, that you forget that art is, for the art-maker, about the process. It always is. And if someone is telling you differently, they don’t know art.

So I evolved. Evolved to make work that pours out of me, is fun to touch, look at, and overall is a visual experience unlike any that I’ve seen and certainly unlike any that I’ve ever created. I care first, and foremost, about my happiness while creating. I realize that my new work is not for everyone. That’s fine.
When I first really branched out on my own with my new form, my husband came up to me, as I worked at the table, and said, “Are you okay? These faces all look so sad. Do you think you might be depressed?
Maybe I was. Maybe I wasn’t. I just knew I was loving creating my new work, and creating is therapy unlike any other.  I’m still overflowing with ideas and techniques I want to try, and my future goals have shifted to a place where I’m confident I can achieve them.

I’m so re-energized by these changes that a couple of weeks ago, my husband and I purchased a building which will be moved to our acreage and will serve as my studio.
To say I’m anxious about its arrival is the understatement of a lifetime.
Working at the kitchen table is no longer cutting it for what I want my artistic career to be. My work is messy, my thoughts and supplies scatter about while I’m creating, and I desperately need a space of which the sole purpose is to be a creative nest.

My studio! 

As we finish the interior of my studio, I’ll share more details and reveal more about the plans I have for what’s to come.

In the meantime, take a stroll to Instagram, if you’re there, and follow me @averykasperart.
Almost everything you see is available, so shoot me a message and let’s connect!

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