I've been doing a lot of inner digging into my resistence to consitent blogging & one of the biggest obstacles that keeps surfacing is my need to constantly self-edit because I have family & neighbors who follow my art and blogging. I can be a pretty opinionated person ... I don't tend to judge others, but at 42 I have some pretty set ideas on how I feel about certain questions, themes, and topics. In the past, there have been times I've had to purposely not blog for fear of upsetting or alienating someone. After really struggling with it ... I'm talking long conversations with myself in bed at night struggling, I've decided it's all baloney. This is MY blog, and I'm going to just let my freak flag fly. If you don't like what I have to say you are more than welcome to move along.
Starting tomorrow, there will be more thoughtful, insightful, honest postings going forward about all kinds of things related to my art, my life experiences, and my daily struggles. I'm hoping that for most of you it will help you connect with me on a deeper, more soulful level. Unfortunately, my uncensored self may be a little too much for a few of you, and I think I'm finally at a place where I'm okay with that. While I may indeed loose a few of you, in the long run I'm pretty sure I will inevitably draw more like-minded and kindred spirits into my tribe. This is going to be a bit of a growing & learning process with I'm sure a few missteps and stumbles along the way, but isn't that what life is all about?
We recently lost our 12+ year old lab, Sasha, to a stroke, and the first candid story I'd like to share with you tomorrow will be her story, and my terrible failure at adoption of a new pup last week. The gist of it is how we speak to people we interact with matters. I hope you'll join me on this new adventure in blogging.
NOW GO MAKE ART!