Years ago, over 12 years, I started a blog about my own art, and about my travels through life and through the world, as well as thoughts on weird stuff I thought other folks might find interesting.
But as many things go… life and health got in the way. I guess I’m feeling optimistic, because it feels like the right time to restart that blog. Lord only knows if I have anything of any more value to share with anyone. But, I am forever optimistic (when I am not busy being depressed or anxious). So, I’ll give it another go and see what happens. That is, after all, what the creative process is about, right? An inspiration hits you… sometimes many times over, until you start listening… and the maker in you can’t rest until that inspiration is processed, picked apart, explored and finally… if all goes well… manifested.
This brings me to something I have been thinking about for a while… How does an artist, who has been established and become known for her work in a particular medium and “look”, step outside of that box and begin anew? Trust me, if I had the answer to that question, not only would I no longer be thinking about it, I would definitely share that answer with anyone who wanted to listen.
So, this will be something that I am sure will come up again and again in this blog. Stay tuned for that.
I also want to cover something that, perhaps, only someone my age (currently 61) may be experiencing… A feeling that the world is moving way too fast. Words like Crisper and String Theory, or Warp Drive, weren’t around when I was born. Now they are becoming not just dreams of a new generation of scientists, they are becoming realities. Just last night, I learned scientists think they might have a cure for the genetic disease Sickle Cell Anemia, which was a death knell when I was a kid. This is just one example of how fast science and technology is moving.
And, of course, there will be art. Art that inspires, art that informs, art that heals.
So, stay tuned for more. Oh, and if you are here for the art part, you can always follow me on the dreaded Facebook, where I (try to) share daily posts of outstanding work by (mostly) living artists.