"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind". - Henry James

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thanks Ricë!



I was feeling sort of bad about my blog and feeling like a blog slacker for not posting more often, and then I read Ricë Freeman-Zachery’s wonderful blog, Notes from the Voodoo Cafe.  Read this post from Ricë for a  dead-on take on this disturbing trend toward fame seeking and self-aggrandizement that seems to be growing in our culture.  

It got me to thinking about why I actually wanted to have a blog.  I started my blog so I could post some drawings and paintings for my friends and family and anyone else who might be interested and to write a little about what I was thinking about while drawing and painting the things I posted.  I thought it might be fun to have a place to share this sort of stuff, mostly for the few people who may have some level of interest and to encourage myself to draw and paint more.  

See, I don’t post anything unless I have something to show and something to say about it, however minimal.  I’m really glad I read Ricë’s post today because it helped me clarify why I have this blog and what it means to me.  And I know I don’t want it to be just one more thing to beat myself up about for not doing better, that’s for sure!  

So I’m going to relax and post when I actually have something to show and to say.  Yay!

4 comments:

  1. i'm so glad this was helpful, and i LOVE this sketch of your pile of books!

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  2. Your sketches are worth the wait!

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  3. Just read this, and then back to the Voodoo Cafe for the real thing, and OH MY YES!
    Thanks to both of you.
    (I'm anonymous because I appear to lack a web presence. Imagine that....)

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