Wednesday, November 25, 2009
And double drat! I pressed one of these keys and lost almost all my blog links! I've no idea how that happened. And because I couldn't decide which links go here or on my other blog, I opted to put them all here so I can't copy across either. And because I'm so scatty, some I subscribe to on Bloglines and some I check for updates here ( it's quicker and I like the little colour pictures!). And, to make matters worse, they were all the lovely bloggers who have been kind enough to link me! So please bear with me, I'll try and put them all back, but it's going to take a bit of time...
Oh well, as I'm here I should just say that I've been taking a break from the drawing. I've done this before, when the time spent on the PC starts getting too much, but this time I think a much longer break was necessary. It seems as if I'm swimming against the tide because most artists are branching out into Facebook and Twitter and here I am struggling with one or two posts a week on a blog! The last portrait I did was a disaster but I scrapped it and started again, only for the next attempt to fail. That's never happened before so I took that as a sign to stop and recharge. Time too, to let a realisation sink in - just as I allowed myself to feel comfortable with calling myself an artist, I came to the conclusion that the word doesn't amount to a whole hill of beans! Sad to think that the art world I so wanted to be a part of for so many years doesn't actually exist and it seems so obvious in hindsight. On the positive side, it does allow me throw out some ballast and concentrate on other more important things.
To start with, though, that will be restoring my blog links! Hopefully, after that, a somewhat normal blog service will be resumed!