Art Blogs – A case of Neglect
Art blogs are apparently important.
I used to blog almost every day and recently its been two or three times in the past half year. I thought no-one would notice what I write but I get amazed when I stop that people email me to ask why. Thank you for asking!
The bottom line is there has been a lot going on in life. Some good, some bad. The thing is, no matter what you do in life, you have to turn your negatives into positives, right? I try that with my art work but at the moment getting near to the studio to create new art has been a problem and keeping this and any other art blogs I do up to date has been difficult. Partly because despite getting the flu jab I have yet again fallen foul of the “lergie” and it is nearly a month now.
Panic stations have been setting in because I am almost finished working on a piece that I have been creating for a friend and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I hate the thought of letting anyone down but as the flu struck it has hardly progressed over the past few weeks.
Last year I did some training. It was very worthwhile and although I have not put everything into practice, I need to, otherwise the training will just have been another thing that kept me away from creating art. Yes, the training reinforced that artists can no longer close their studio door, create art and reveal it to an excited waiting world. No, artists now must work on art blogs, Facebook, Twitter and any other means to gain exposure for their work.
So I look forward to getting well and locking myself in the studio. I promise to attend more to my art blogs and I have a few “in the studio” stories including how I get driven insane by the noise from the artist above me who wears high heels on a wooden floor and how I managed to upset arguably Scotlands most important living artist (I was sworn at 4 times ( I counted)), but I will keep these up my sleeve for now.