"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!


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

  2. Your sketches are worth the wait!

  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....)