Tuesday 14 August 2012

Regular (and sometimes) irregular blogging

Visual artists do not always find that words come easily, and it’s often hard for us to get into a regular schedule of writing blog posts. Writing time is more often taken up with drawing, painting and sometimes just planning the next painting in a series. Preparing work for exhibitions, as well as planning teaching topics also takes precedence.

There are countless resources online to help a blogger stay on track including: having a blog writing day where multiple posts are planned and written in one sitting; and there are many wonderful brainstorming ideas for topics. The snag is just sitting down and getting on with the writing. I know I'm not alone as I read frequently of fellow bloggers taking time out.

My plan to blog once a week often falls woefully short of that goal, and recently this has happened more and more.

My excuse - I've had a very busy studio time. It’s likely to remain that way for a while. A new project is a large painting for a local business. I'm on a virtual journey to Paris.These photos give a glimpse of the scale of the work.

Suffice to say I’ll be busy - very busy…


  1. There does seem to be too little time in our lives for all the things we like or think we must do. It's a balancing act for sure! Nice studio there!

  2. Thanks for the glimpse into your studio.

    Much more important to do the work than blog about it. When you are fully absorbed, blogging can wait.

    1. Thanks for the support, Helen and Jean. I have always tried to write only when I had something to say.

      I must say that at the moment I could do with a studio double the size! Today I look forward to a full day in the studio, no interruptions!

  3. No need to apologise Carol. We all understand that life can sometimes be busier than other times. And sometimes the inspiration can be lacking even if time is present. Just blog when you feel to and when you feel you have something to say and we shall read and enjoy no matter how little or how often ♥