After much thought I’ve decided to take a blog break for the foreseeable future. The decision was not an easy one, as I’ve enjoyed sharing my creative thoughts and art with you here. But as we are continuously being told, the only constant is “change” and I’ve decided it’s time for me to make a few changes.
There are several reasons I want to take a break. One is I want to dedicate more time to creating art, and there are only so many hours in a day and week. For the past two years, I’ve posted a new blog entry almost every week. Each entry takes a number of hours to write, from formulating ideas for posts, to preparing images and doing the actual writing. It’s been a lot of fun! But my first and foremost love is putting paint on panels.
Another reason is that other enterprises are encroaching on my time. I’m now a licensed artist with Abbey Road Fine Art Licensing and I have to give extra time to photograph and prepare the high-resolution images they require. Some of this was detailed in my blog post, “How to Photograph Art in High-Res for Reproduction.”
As a member of The Colborne Art Gallery collective, I find I’m dedicating more time to various jobs needed to keep the gallery running. This is all volunteer work, but necessary if I want to continue as a member. Even though I love the Internet community, there’s no substitute for real, actual people to connect with on a regular basis.
So those are just a few of my reasons for a break. I want to thank all of you who have been following me here! I have so appreciated it. If you want to continue to see what I’m up to in the studio, then I urge you to connect with me on any of the social media sites I frequent. I will continue to post to Facebook a few times a week, sharing new work, studio updates and news. I also post new work to my Tumblr blog if you want some eye-candy a few times per week. On Instagram, I post a couple of times per day during the week. Here’s where you’ll find my daily studio practice and works in progress, things I don’t necessarily share elsewhere. Lastly, if you’re not on my newsletter subscription list, then please join! I send an email newsletter once a month announcing new work and events and it’s the best way to find out about shows and studio tours.
So there you have it. There’s no need to be a stranger—we can still connect and communicate in so many ways. In fact, I look forward to it!