Sunday, December 02, 2012

Blogging Hiatus

I'm taking a blogging hiatus for the month of December. I have a love/hate relationship with blogging. I love being part of the virtual artist community. I've enjoyed many of the posts I've shared. I have hoped to inspire anyone who is reading to create something. I've used this blog to document my artist journey.

The challenge is that I don't always feel like writing for this blog. I keep a written journal with daily morning entries. I don't have a strong need to write here about why I've chosen to do (or not to do) something in terms of creating.

So I have more recently used the blog to present my art. But that doesn't work either because sometimes I just want to upload the photo to Flickr, describe it there, and be done with it (using the internet as safe keeping of my photos.)

Every once in a while I feel compelled to share where I've been. But that isn't the purpose of the blog.

But then again, I've lost track of the purpose of the blog.

So, I'm taking a hiatus from posting. Perhaps with the new year my intentions around blogging will become clear.

I L.O.V.E. viewing other folks blogs. In fact I can do that for hours on end. The problem with that is obvious. While I've gathered inspiration, I've also spent time looking and not doing. I won't give up my viewing, but I will try and limit it and use it more wisely.
 
In the meantime ... I hope you have a wonderful holiday. I hope it is filled with peace and love.
And if you want to keep up with the art I'm creating, simply click on the Flickr element on the side. 

4 comments:

Lynn Fisher said...

Have a lovely December...can't really blame you, it's a busy time isn'y it. Take care, Lynn

Wendy @ the Late Start Studio said...

I've been thinking along similar lines Jan - I'm wondering if my introspection is partly to do with being in my mid 60s. A big rethink about how I spend my time, what my priorities are and few posts - except I've left it unexplained.

Jan said...

Lynn, thanks for stopping by and leaving a message.

Jan said...

Wendy, we appear to be in a similar place (age wise and reflecting on priorities). Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.