Typed up in blogs from locales all over the world: “Hi, I’m back. I’ve been neglecting my blog for the last 1, 399 days but who’s counting!?” And I’m one of them but I’m also one who has pretty much nothing to say. Don’t get me wrong. There are PLENTY of bloggers who have PLENTY to say. I’m not one of ’em.
Or maybe I just haven’t found my blog voice yet.
I consider this, I guess, mostly an online journal. That means, for me, that it isn’t going to be all neat and tidy. Otherwise, it’s not a journal…it’s more of a presentation. Which is fine. But not a journal. Not in my book, anyway. Hey I made a kind of very obscure pun. whoop!
That has been a problem: defining this space and what I want it to be. I can’t really make it right now what I thought I wanted it to be because I thought I wanted it to be a presentation of my art, a place to show my art. But no, that’s not what I want it to be, as it turns out. I do want to show my art, but that’s not the only thing I want. Oh hell, what I’m trying to say is that it is not yet possible for this to be a cohesive, planned-out blog because I don’t yet have a clear vision. I have bits and pieces and things I want to say and show, but there’s not a point-of-view yet. Not a visual or journalistic POV. There’s just me and one of the biggest parts of me is that I’m an experimental gal who seems to be all over the map right now.
As I think about it, I have had to be pretty organized and together for a long time–in my work and in raising a child. I want to get away from that and not make sense for a while. yep, I don’t want to make sense. How’m I doing??
I know that today I have a huge need to “publish” some of the pieces that I worked on this past summer. I am anxious to get back to them but am too busy right now to do that. So I just want to look at them and put them on the web. One thing is true: I know that sometimes I come across images that make me want to cry or that I just want to eat. I LOVE images and obviously so do so many others. I don’t know why it’s such a treat to put images on the web. Do you? Maybe I can explore that further in another post. For now, I will just try to publish some images, be disjointed, and not make any damn sense whatsoever. How does that sound for starters?
Okay, here are some of the images I worked up this summer. The one at the top of this entry is included in the bunch.