Something about Colorado
I have been feeling scattered and unable to really focus. My energies are all over the place and constantly pulled in directions I don’t really want to go. Don’t get me wrong – I am not the type of person to brush-off my responsibilities – I’m pretty serious on the whole. What I am mostly talking about is socializing. While fun, I feel like I’m supposed to spend most of my time doing that. Chatting online – Facebook, Twitter, etc. And, I am spread so thin I’m not really giving my best to much of anything. I want to be a good artist, make good art and be successful as a visual artist. This should be my focus.
So, after stumbling across a series of articles by Maine Painter Brian Kliewer, I have decided to take back my time as an artist. The valuable art creation time that seems to be frittered away online. For a long time I have felt somewhat uneasy about FB and a lot of the social media outlets. For the last few months I really haven’t been involved with many of them. And, none of my collectors have reached me this way. Though I have found a gallery I enjoy through Twitter – surely I would have met them another way. I’m not sure all the time put into these other social media avenues have amounted to me being a better artist or more successful.
At the same time – I love blogging and reading others’ blogs. I find this time quite informative and valuable. I also enjoy commenting and engaging in these venues.
Just writing this has me breathing easier and I am on my adventure with a clearer head.
I hope you will join me in my adventure. And, I love to hear from you. The relationships I have gained from blogging and being an artist are invaluable to me and I truly charish you as my friend.