The Story of aftrART

There are lots of reasons why I started aftrART. In fact, most of this month’s content is going to involve me trying to explain the many motives for this project, as quickly as I can.

But prior to today, I had to summarize my project in 600 words, and then in under 6 minutes for Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s Good ‘n Plenty Artist Award. To fully express my thoughts, I decided to overcomplicate everything by creating a 6 minute stop-motion animation. Honestly, I probably spent over 15 hours making that thing.

Fortunately it payed off, because I won!

It was a truly amazing experience that is not only helping me take this project to the next level, but gave me even more motivation to make aftrART the best resource it can be.

I can’t tell you how much it meant to me, especially after struggling to reconnect with my own creativity over the past year.

If you’d like to learn more about the award and my experience, you can check out this article.

And if you missed the event, you can watch this shortened version of the presentation.

I’d love to hear your thoughts, opinions, and suggestions as I move forward. You’re always welcome to reach out to me in the comments, on social media, or by email at