Tuesday, 5 June 2012

To blog or not to blog?

Its been over a week since I did my last blog - not good!  This is the first time I have felt a bit funny about doing the blog, part of me thinks, what is the point, does anyone really read it and does it really serve a purpose? But you know once I start putting these words down I begin to enjoy it.  It somehow releases the jumbled stuff in my head and puts the weeks creative events in some kind of order.  I often get frustrated when I haven't put pen to paper for a while and the longer that goes on the harder I find it to sit down and create - I get kind of scared of starting a project. This has been the beauty of doing the blog since January as it does put me under a little pressure to produce something.  I think we all need a little bit of pressure in life.

I have been busy with personalized cards.  One for my lovely Mr B, it was our wedding anniversary last week.  Just a small little card but heartfelt. The other one was for my dear friend Sarah whose birthday was celebrated on Saturday.  I got a wonderful response from friends who were there when Sarah unveiled her picture - even tears came to eyes - Wow!  I stupidly didn't take a photo of the completed picture that was framed.  The picture shown is pretty much the completed version.  The finished one had a few more branches , butterflies and birds around the edges. Through this I have been commissioned to do a personalized illustration for Cinzia and her family which I'm really looking forward to starting.

So yes to blogging even though it may never get read or may not mean anything to anyone else.  The key is it helps me in my creative development!


Julia said...

Here here... YES to blogging. I agree entirely that if it serves a purpose only for you, then it is something to continue with. Don't stop. Please.
Just the other day, I had a similar conversation to the one you have with yourself here, discussing with a friend whether or not she should continue blogging. My simple question was "does is serve a purpose for you?" it does, so she goes on. I think it is a bonus then when we touch other people with our words and images, connect with others who can related to our experiences and our art and your words and art touch me on a regular basis. I enjoy these insights into your creative life, some of which I gain face to face as a friend, but others which you reveal here on the page. I enjoy the deeper look. Thank you for sharing. x

Laura B said...

Thank you Julia for your valued support in words and presence. I have just read your most recent blog, I am enjoying your creative journey very much. For now - Long live the blog!! X

Caroline said...

I read it :) Enjoy seeing your new work :)

Laura B @ Lamb and Fox said...

Thanks Caroline x

Kelly's beauty blog said...

I love this picture you did for Sarah. Love it, Love it x