I grabbed the first issue of Stampington and Co., Artful Blogging, and I read it cover to cover. I was actually looking for pictures to inspire me to start creating again. But I read was what a fantastic community bloggers were. Ok, now you have my curiosity up. So, after a few of life's up and downs occured, I settled down to take a look around.
First I discovered what apparently quite a few people knew, challenge sites. I started with Inspire Me Thursday. And what other people said was true, you follow one link, to another, to another.... and then more challenge sites. It is addicting. What I found is that I wanted to participate in these challenge sites, but you needed a static site to post from. Most people were posting from their own blogs or picture trails. I didn't really know what a picture trail was, but I knew from reading that I could get my own blog. And here it is.
I am not a great artist, author, philosopher, or anything else. Just me. This is just a place to add my voice, in written form, while I go through is process of my life, right now.
I am finishing up my first project in a long time. It is a recycled journal for my friend Diane, who is a talented lyricist. She and I were both going through a difficult creative time when she wrote a beautiful lyric based in part, on an e-mail conversation we had. I promised her that she would be the second person to know when I had started to create my art again. This is my gift to her. I will post a picture of it soon.