Saturday, 10 November 2012

Why blog?

I was wondering, but blog stands for web log. I suppose a blog is like an online diary or journal, except mine is more like a sketchbook.

When I was doing art in school, and later at art college, we were encouraged to keep a small sketchbook for things we found interesting or inspiring. My blog is sort of like those much loved books and I try to share these teeny snapshots into my life with friends and family here.

My husband Alistair encouraged me to start a blog with my own pictures as I had been gripped by a long creative block since leaving art college in 1996. That's a long time, but I worked so hard there I felt my creative juices had been drained dry, which made me very sad. As well as the blog, most of my rediscovered creative energy is channelled into my work (a castle is a very inspiring place to be) cooking, vintage shopping and reinventing my wardrobe and occassional knitting.( I can't spell occassional though).

I try and keep my blog light and fun, although that's not because watercolour is just a medium for pretty pictures. One of my favourite artists; Paul Nash, produced amazing watercolours as a war artist in WW1 and 2. It's also because I am quite a private person and don't want to air my inner agonies or deepfelt beliefs with the world at large. Anyway, like it or loathe it, here it is; my blog. (I've also been told off for using far too many commas, but hey, it's my punctuation of choice.)


Sarah Rooftops said...

I'm not sure you can ever have too many commas. I also overuse semi-colons.

For what it's worth, I love your blog.

Leen said...

Will they let me comment I wonder.

Leen said...

I love your blog too and think the watercolour idea is a great one.