Thursday, October 28, 2010

Blogging for You and Blogging for Me

I have been blogging since May 2010 to the World-Wide Ether, just trying to get a feel for the process and the commitment. Having a wandering commitment hasn't served me well. Like learning a new skill or technique or, more to the point, learning to use the "new technology", blogging has been a challenge.
Since blogging is a self-driven activity, it has been very easy to avoid...until now.

I have signed up for an online course, Blog Triage, which #1, I paid money for, and #2 requires homework completed timely. Why? I needed the incentive to proceed.

Fresh out of the gate, our fearless class instructors Alyson Stanfield and Cynthia Morris, have started with a basic question: who do I want to visit and read my blog?

Initially, I am writing to keep friends, family and collectors up to date on my work and my activities. By providing a glimpse into my world as an artist I want to share the influences, the inspirations and some of the challenges that are addressed in the final product, the actual art itself. I believe that this kind of information will enhance their experience of viewing not only my work, but the work of other artists.
As time goes by I hope to broaden my audience and connect with curators, other artists and art professionals who would support my work.

In my initial post, A Painter Speaks, I wrote about my focus for this blog, which is informing viewers while informing myself. I would like to become more proficient in verbalizing about my work, both orally and in the written word. Since composing with words is far more difficult for me than composing with shapes and colors, this blog will hopefully engage the reader in some measure while it engages me in a different language of expression.


Antonia Lucas-Ruppert said...

Hi there Kathryn, this is Toni from your Blog Triage class. I wanted you to know that I was here visiting your blog and that I can relate to needing to explore a different way of expressing oneself in a STRUCTURED way. I look forward to your musings.

Nanci Hersh said...

Kathryn, I, too am from your class. Your words could've come right out of my mouth! or head. great job getting it down and out. Let's see where this blogging process leads us. good to meet you.

Kathryn said...

Thanks Toni and Nanci, for the kind words. I'm hopeful that this regimen will put me on the right track!

Karen F. Rose said...

Hi Kathryn,
So pleased to meet you in our blog triage class. A friend just introduced me to encaustic and I look forward to seeing your beautiful work. What a bonus of taking the class!

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