In my next life I want to be an Online Maven. Blogging, posting, linking related sites and drawing visitors to my website and studio will be second nature to me. IN this life, however I seem to spend a lot of my time Doing Life, creating art, observing nature, keeping up my house, studio, and garden. Even as I live this full life, I know my art business is suffering from not engaging online. It is a multi-faceted task, because you first have to believe you have something worth posting, which in and of itself is half the challenge for me.
So much of my day is spent looking, drawing and trying to understand what is happening in the world outdoors. Often I am back in the books looking up this caterpillar or that host plant. Then back to the drawing, with a small window into how this plant and that insect depend on each other. This is what excites my imagination. However, I am humbled as I look at the sketch and realize I haven’t begun to capture the subtleties going on in either the plant or the caterpillar.
So how can I post this journey? If I am not confident of what is happening on the page of the sketchbook, why would I think anyone would want to look at this or read about it?
Making that leap, from unfinished art that always seems to be in process, to a public post online, is very difficult for me. Hence, uneven posting, and no engagement with the world outside my studio. I think it is about time, I scheduled a post on my calendar every week. Here I go.
This little sketch is in a 3 x 5 sketchbook, I love the paper and the size. The little guy below is now in a webbed cocoon on the plant cutting. I hope I can keep the plant alive long enough for him/her to metamorphose into whatever is next.