Is blogging like riding a bicycle?
I'm about to find out...
This blog has been producing nothing but the sound of crickets for the last few years. It was strange really- after blogging religiously for years, I just stopped. The blogging break started with giving myself permission to take a hiatus due to larger production demands with KLTworks. Then I ended up just filling the time. I could say that instagram filled my blogging void, but that isn't entirely true. I use instagram for a quick creative outlet, more than a way to document inspiration like I used blogging. As a small business owner (that consists of just me - no employees) & being a mom, time is spread thin anyway, but social media adds a whole new element to the game. I started to feel too accessible - almost longing for the days before computers (yes, I remember those days well). I was also feeling a bit like I was treading water- some days more successfully than others. My business was turning into being all about production, with no time to design & create which coupled with my mom duties changing because my son was entering grade school. I've spent the last year in particular, restructuring, re-prioritizing, & re-grouping - I think I'm ready to start blogging again. I've figured a few things out.
Next week I'm going to start teaching at the local college again- it came from an unfortunate reason, but I'm grateful for the opportunity. I taught painting/drawing at this college for 12 years - it's where I met my husband, who teaches ceramics in the same department. I haven't taught for nearly 7 years - since a few weeks before Sayer was born actually. I'm nervous & excited to teach drawing fundamentals this quarter. I thought it would be fun to incorporate blogging again with this drawing class. I've been pinning away on my drawing/painting & installation boards, revisiting shows & books from artists that I was able to see in person during my MFA studies at SVA. It feels good to jump back to what seems like second nature - I look forward to rediscovering & exploring it all with anyone that still reads blogs.
So, Happy 2015! It's nice to be back... Kristin