Why don't I post more often??? That is the question. Some of us are very prolific and others not so much. I've given it a lot of thought, and for me I've decided it's because I think I must wait until I have something "worthy" of posting. What determines "worthy". Is it because I'm concerned about how others will view and respond? I mean I like my share of comments as well as the next person. But when I think about it, it's really more important that I make marks on the page, so to speak, for myself -- not so much for others or for the praise or criticism I'll get from peers. There are so many days that I get involved and don't make my art. And why is that? Because, truly, I love doing it. I used to think I would do so much more art after I retired and I had lots of free time. This is not true. I just have more things to fill up my time, and art gets put on the back burner more than I'd like.
I sincerely like trying all the new techniques and I devour tutorials on other blogs. But what is my style? After 10 years of doing this, I still don't think I have a style. Do I need a style? Why can't I just do what I see and like in the various publications and on others' blogs? Can you tell I've had a couple glasses of wine?? Yep, DH and I had appetizers and wine at one of our favorite restaurants. I don't want to sermonize on this subject, I just question my motivation. I remember when I started going to the gym some years ago. I told my son that I just didn't have the time to go to the gym every day or every other day. He told me, "Mom, it's a lifestyle -- you have to make it a part of your day". I think the same might apply to my art.
Okay, I'm off my soapbox now. I need to commit to make it a lifestyle. And, I need to post what I do, whether or not I think others will like it. It's 8pm, do you know where your style is?