Saturday, 1 February 2014

My Apologies and a New Blog

First my gratitude and apologies to any reader that might still be following this blog. I have neglected you terribly.

I have what I hope is a good reason. I have been making a new website, and with that a new blog.

It is different from this blog. It is my artist blog talking about my practice as a visual artist.

Pinchmetoseeifyouaredreaming started as a timid experiment. The truth is that I began it using a fake name in 2008. A few months along I revealed myself and at almost the same time became enamoured with art journaling. I think that is mostly what this blog owes what minor popularity it had to. I was writing about art journaling in the beginning before there were many blogs on the subject.

In 2009 I began teaching art journaling. Not online (though I did try that out) but in realtime near the small town in Australia where I live. I am still teaching a regular weekly class. Slowly over time, the art journaling posts became less, especially the tutorials.

In 2010 I started refashioning and bringing what I was experimenting with into the blog.

I also wrote about creativity and some about my practice as an artist. I mostly reserved this place for my experimental work, art journaling and refashioning. I found myself at that point disinclined to share a lot about being a professional artist.

And that perhaps is what has changed. I have a beautiful new website that I am proud of and I want to share it and my artist blog (under journal on the site). I am also selling my art over the internet. Things have changed in the art world and I am happy to change too.

(I couldn't get the entire website into the screenshot, sorry.)

I am surprised if there is anyone left reading this. If there is, thank you for your friendship and interest over the years. I hope you will follow me to my new artist blog but if you would rather not, I understand. Either way I wish you much joy and creativity and maybe we will meet again in the now large world of creative blogs on the internet.