Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Slowing down

There seems to be a silence creeping over blogs lately. The regulars who post constantly are slowing down the flow of words into a trickle. Have the wheels of autumn taken over after a leisurely summer and created a flurry of activity?

I know that my ability to post as regularly as I have has diminished somewhat due to pressure to accomplish a lot more in other areas. I'm sure that is the case for many other artists who I visit also.

I still try to maintain a minimum of three or more posts a week and it leaves me analysing why I do this writing. I started it as an exercise to force me into creating and to be accountable to myself as well. Sometimes it becomes.....not a chore.....but more difficult to find the words and the put experiences into a form that others will find interesting.

I am looking at other blogs and thinking about what it is that attracts me to those writings. There are several things including, familiarity with topics, learning new techniques, inspiration and the general satisfying feeling of having peeked into someone else's life for a brief moment.

I will continue to write and look into the virtual world that has been created by me, for me and around me and continue to enjoy its trials and benefits. Between more substantial drawings, I am playing with sketches for projects for a kids class for Halloween. Black paper always works well to create magic.


Stacy said...

Jeanette, I know for me that my kids' schedule exploded when school started. It has left me with very little time for my art. Not having new works to post has really slowed down my blogging.

I try to keep reading though, because I like peeking into other peoples' lives and seeing their work keeps me inspired until I can do some of my own.

Laurel Neustadter said...

I really like those pumpkins. The orange against black drawing looks mysterious (but not scary). Kids will love it.

Tracy Hall said...

I think you do admirably, Jeanette, I am terribly bad at remembering to keep the blog up to date and feel very chuffed if I manage once a week! It is fun to pop in to see other people's work all over the world and share their thoughts and processes. The kids will love doing these halloween pictures!

Anonymous said...

yup yup yup... is this a sign that one is not working enough, or is it a sign that one is in learning phase and not able to post as often, or is it life is being difficult and priorities take precedent over the blog world. Not quite sure, but I know I need to get back to keep myself honest. My blog helps me do that.