Sunday, 13 June 2010

Nearly Two Years of Blogging

It has been nearly two years since I started this blog. Since then it has gone through a few different stages. I actually began it using a different name as I was shy to be 'seen' on the web.
After about a month of blogging I posted my first art journal pages. Here is one of my favourite early pages, I called it the Pregnant Page.
I started posting the stages of my art journal pages as a kind of tutorial. After a few months, I officially declared that my blog was now about art journaling. That was in 2008. I said that I had been looking for blogs about art journaling and hadn't found much so I wanted to write the blog that I wanted to read. It is so funny to read that now. There are loads of blogs on art journaling now.
Over the last two years I have made a few videos, met a lot of wonderful loving creative fellow bloggers, written tutorials, opinions, visions and all kinds of silly stuff.

And now it's time for... I am not completely sure. At the very least a holiday. A long one I think. Two or three months. Maybe I will return with a new blog, or a new subject for the blog. I have always felt an artist blog would be next. One where I write about my life as an artist in the studio, and out of it. But not quite yet...

18 comments:

lilasvb said...

i really enjoy reading your blog, i started mine because of you! i remeber, it was just after your class, in november
i like how art can have his own life and freedom
i will folow your next step

brigitte said...

i have not been reading for that loong. i have enjoyed your blog over the last few months. so... will you post a link here if you start a new one? enjoy your art journey.

dani said...

wow......looks like you took off running from the start. i love your first pieces! the pink on top is stunning.
thanks for sharing your experience, as now i am the newbie, using a pseudonym & looking back on what little progress i have made. i can i can only hope this leads somewhere.
congratulations on 2 wonderful years & please keep posting your beautiful & inspiring works.

iHanna said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary! All of these spreads are so beautiful, I'm so grateful that you came online to share them with us! I hope ou will continue blogging, or post here if you change your mind or move to a new blog... I want to know where you go!

nollyposh said...

It is the time of transformations...Don't go too far tho for i would miss you terribly <3

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You have grown in so many ways and your strength is just now becoming visible. You are a wonderful woman sharing your voice in a quiet courageous manner. Imagine and live in peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Zom said...

Valery, I do remember when you started your blog. And your journaling. :)

Brigitte, I am glad you have been visiting. Yes I will link - but it could be a few months!

Dani you are doing great - your blog is so beautiful. Perhaps being a fulltime artist made the beginning a bit quicker for me.

iHanna you are such a sweetheart. Always so generous and supportive. I will post any future moves.

Darling Vicki, I will still be coming to your place!

Mary Helen you are such a loving soul. Thank you for your words of confirmation.

Sometimes we just have to step away to see where the road leads next. xox

gypsy999 said...

Zom, Thank you for your generosity in sharing your work. Two years has yielded a substantial collection of works. I hope you will return to the web in some format, for your creative voice is so lovely. ~ Tammy

Zom said...

Thanks Tammy <3

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Zom you are a gracious host and generous spirit to share your sacred marks...I keep coming back to visit just because my love for Australia renews itself just chatting with you dear friend. I am taking big risks and renting a studio space downtown and will be moving in about three weeks...working openly in a very visible space and embracing the vulnerability. Our dialogues seem to strengthen each of us to take that jump into the unknown...an authentic life! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

quinncreative said...

Just found your blog today, so it is both hello and see-you-later! I know whatever you do will be filled with energy and your special power. While you are gone, I can catch up with your other posts. Your life as an artist is always developing, I hope you find an interesting path and return to tell us about it!

kathy said...

Enjoy yourself and good luck in whatever you decide to pursue. I love reading your blog and print out many of your beautiful pages. They should be bound! Hope to see your work again soon.

Bethan said...

Woo-hoo! What a gorgeous blog. I love your art journalled pages. I'm now off to explore your lovely blog some more!

Amelia Lune said...

You're a great artist!
So nice to find blogs I can learn from!

lynda Howells said...

let mw know when you come back PLEASExxxxxxlynda

nollyposh said...

Awwwhhhh i keep coming back... hoping... <3

Karin Bartimole said...

thinking about you and hoping you've been enjoying life rich and artfully fulfilling time away. xox Karin

Ophelia said...

REally love your pages! Your art is awesome.