The journey of having, posting and keeping an artist blog began in 2008. At that time is was unclear to me what I would write about, or how I would find the time. Journaling, along with its long list of rewards is not unfamiliar to me. Every morning as I wake, the hunger and need to write, hallows out the pit of my stomach, more than my body's need for coffee or even food. On the other hand, public journaling is far from familiar. Last year when my artist friend Diane Clancy (http://www.dianeclancy.com), helped me establish this blog site, I was overwhelmed. But now, with amazing clarity I know that the time is right. I understand, and embrace the fact that this blog is as much for you (whoever you may be), as it is for me. I understand that this will be the embodiment of who I am professionally, as a thinking, questioning and producing artist, as well as a writer and teacher of the arts. I imagine this blog to be the place where I will continue my joyful and sometimes painful musings about myself, my inspirations, goals and struggles, within the confines of my art process. I suppose that at times it might also encompass the other aspects of my life as a wife, mother, daughter and consumer etc. because, as with all artists, the boundaries between personal and professional are very often unclear and tangible. And so, this is what I can promise:
- that I will write - in prose and sometimes poetry
- that I will post images, of my own and others making, as well as of visual findings I come across during my daily travels
- that by the act of writing this blog, I acknowledge and embrace the concept and actuality that everything set forth will be openly shared with all who have the desire to partake, and
- that everything will be the truth, as only I can know it.