I recently “completed” the Janelle Monae gig poster. I say “completed” because it is not really what I expected as I started to put it together in Illustrator. Something is missing…I just can’t figure out what it is. I liked this whole idea of weaving pipes or strips, but it seems way too…easy. I had originally wanted them to be metallic with gauges and switches on the end, but I bagged the idea when the metal was beginning to look cheesy. As of now, I’m going to set this aside. It is important for me to put some of these ideas into a more completed form so I can decide whether or not it is worth exploring. Sometimes, my sketches seem really cool on paper but never really turn into anything when I begin to polish them up. It helps to eliminate ideas and themes as I move forward and only stick with the visuals that stand out. I go through these swings where I really dive into one artwork for a period of time and then I just want time to…explore. Exploring time might be over. I think it is time to dive back into something more long term.