Hi, I’m Lily, but you knew that.
So here I am, looking around the world wide web in 2018, updating my site (again) and seeing a different world. The net has changed a lot since I started using it in the 90s. Yes, that’s the 1990s. A lot of amazing changes. A lot of not so great changes. And I’m still here, in my corner of the web, spinning tales and creating art. Because I can.
I’m also tired. That sounds bad, doesn’t it? Hear me out.
I don’t want to write a bio. I refuse to add an ‘about’ widget to my site. I don’t care about perfect SEO or the most popular ‘how to market yourself’ article. It’s not about me. It’s not about you, either. It’s about the art. I am the art, and so are you by joining my creative world. I give you the warmest welcome. Glad you’re here.
Let’s talk about art.
That’s me in 2009, around the time I made the commitment to a real website instead of depending on Google Blogger to carry me along. (WordPress wasn’t that advanced yet).
I had big plans back then, and I still do. Truth be told, I’ve only scanned and added about 20 – 30% of art or stories to my website. I share with the world what I hope is my best/creepiest/funniest stuff. Could I create better art or write better stories? Always. Art never dies.
And over here is me in 2011, wearing my Halloween costume that year. I call it Spider Baby. No one got the reference to the classic black and white film. Of course. Regardless, it’s still one of my favourite costumes.
Did I mention I love Halloween? I mean, I love Halloween. Did I also mention I’m Canadian, use Canadian spellings, and I have a dry Canadian sense of humour? You already knew all of that? Moving on to 2017…
For 2017 Halloween I wanted to do something completely different. I’ve always gone for horror and blood-drenched costumes (which I love), but this time, for the first time, I wanted to try the opposite. So I present to you Lily the Silent Film Star.
And there’s always next year…