I never would have believed that I would be writing a Blog. I recommend it to those of you out there who are looking for ways to share your art or just to become more aware of why you do it. I can’t say that the Blog has increased my Website traffic but I can say that I don’t care; I think more about what and how I paint and the result is better paintings. I didn’t expect to enjoy writing a Blog since the only time I did any significant writing was for University and I certainly didn’t enjoy it then. I paint for myself, I enjoy it and it keeps me busy and one of the benefits of writing about painting is that it keeps me in focus, I think about it more than I used to and I believe that makes me a better artist.
Someone asked me recently what has changed for me since I started Blogging. I wake up thinking about painting and answers to problems I am having magically appear, often in the middle of the night. Waking up is often a Eureka Moment.