with hand extended
do you assume another
will be there to touch?
acrylic paint, pen, ink, collage
isn't that what we do with each and every blog post? we reach out with words,
with images, our thoughts, our creations, our questions. we reach out in the space we call the internet never knowing for certain that there will be anyone on the receiving end. yet we continue to post, to put ourselves out there. when i started this blog last year i did it because i was astounded at the presence of an online art community and how much inspiration i derived from others' blog. i wanted to be a part of it in a small way. it took a while, longer than i anticipated to feel my way around, to find a rhythm. i'm not quite there whatever there might mean. i such is the nature of blogging. the blog changes as i change. i add or subtract what works or does not work, fluctuating with my interests and what moves me at a particular point in time. it's a beautiful and vital part of my creative expression. i have found communities, pockets of people who gather to share in their specific interests. for me these includes my art, poetry and photography. it does not replace in person connections but it does augment and enrich my life in ways i could not have guessed. i want to thank you who have read and commented on my posts. it means more to me than you can know. i am always surprised, delighted even when someone tells me they have read and enjoyed my blog but have not commented online but tell me they follow my blog. yes, i do extend a hand and welcome yours.
a little late to the party but it's said that it is better late than never . . . .
i was introduced to seth apter through several friends, john (who took a plunge into the blog world last week after retiring as a special ed teacher, a job he has been at since 1977~~ go to visit him. you won't be sorry), orly, brian to name a few. most of you probably already know of seth and are familiar with his generous blog and inspirational book, the pulse of mixed media. i want to say hats off! his book includes comments from over 100 artists. with his background as a psychologist he is adept at digging into the psyche. questions and answers probe and enlighten you on the contemporary mixed media scene. i have even used some of the questions as journal prompts for myself.