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sculptor, painter, mixed media artist

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

the purpose of a blog?

It's been a dream of mine to set up an actual website for quite some time. I've used this blog for a while as a website replacement. I haven't spoken very often here. I've mostly just posted pictures of my art work. It has it's advantages. It's very easy to post here. It doesn't take much if any maintenance. But it has one major disadvantage... a disadvantage "to me" anyways. And that is organization.

Let me start up front by stating I am NOT a neat person. I'm organized. It's completely different. Things should have their place, usually grouped by like-kind, color, subject matter, etc. But that placement might not be neat and clean. The problem with posting art on a blog is I'm not able to group by like-kind.

And then my OCD starts to twitch.

So to me a website is a great solution. I can have a page for paintings, a page for clay sculptors, a page for mixed media, etc, etc. But then what to do with this blog? I'm going on 3 years here. I'm not thrilled about dumping it all.

So I thunk on it. And thunk. And thunk some more. And decided the blog would be about ~process~. It's a place to post WIP while I'm working out the bugs. It's a place to brainstorm ideas for future works (the ~original~ purpose of my twitter).

So this is one of my first posts to include ACTUAL WORDS.

Let's see what happens.

1 comment:

Andrée Lachapelle said...

Keeping this as a workshop/brainstorm/wip place is brilliant! I like to see you here (now that I'm here!) Plus, it's always nice to hear about how you got to the finished artwork, and what inspires you :-)