Tuesday, September 8, 2009
For the past few months I have been thinking about starting a blog. So here it is. I have no idea how it will develop, but I suppose that's part of the whole endeavour.
I procrastinate an awful lot. I have tons of ideas, but they mainly remain in my head. I project into the future and forget to live in the now. So I am hoping that maintaining a blog will help me to get some structure and discipline into my life.
I very hesitantly call myself an artist -I have been painting and drawing since I was little, but I go through long periods of creative crises or blocks, and end up doing nothing and feeling frustrated. For a while I told myself I needed to be in the "right frame of mind" to create, but I have realised that that is just an excuse. It is a matter of sitting down and doing it, regardless of the mood you're in. I would like to share my work with whoever is interested. By putting myself out there, I hope to get back into the creative flow (I have a vague recollection of that blissful feeling from a brief period when I was a teenager, before self-doubt, fear and lethargy conspired to drag me out of it). I have been looking at blogs since last Christmas, and I now wish to actively participate in this community.
Of course I don't know if anyone is ever going to read my humble offerings, but even if I just end up talking to myself, this could be fun!
It might be very higgledy-piggledy to start with, as I will just play around with it for a while and see what happens.
On the technical side, I am neither computer savvy, nor do I own the perfect camera, so be warned...
Anyway. I am looking forward to what lies ahead.