You probably know the expression “When life throws you lemons, make lemonade.”
Well, in the past months life threw me so much lemons that both the juicer as myself got buried underneath… they call that a ‘burn-out’ and I can tell ya, that is not a nice state to be in!
To make a long story short… I am doing better. I am slowly getting back my energy and I figured that picking up blogging will probably do me good. It will bring some sort of rhythm in the week, if you know what I mean. However – there will be some changes in my blogging to make it easy on myself. I don’t know if it will work and if I stick to the ‘schedule’ (I decided to be nice to myself so if I don’t feel like blogging, I won’t!) but here’s what I came up with.
- I will NOT pick up the ‘BIG Road Trip Series‘ again. There were little submissions and little interest from American artists to write guest posts, which lead to me writing most of the posts myself. That made the posts less ‘personal’ and more ‘tourist-like’ and hey, you can buy travel books or look on the Internet yourself if you want that. The original idea I had about this series was nice, but I have to accept that it didn’t turn out the way I hoped’. So let’s forget about it and move on.
- I plan to write blogposts on Mondays, in which I can ramble and/or show my latest work. However, if there’s nothing to talk about or show to you, I will skip the Monday-post.
- On Wednesdays, I plan to continue with the “Tales from the Studio” and publish a ‘golden oldie‘ layout (look HERE for explanation of these titles) ánd a photo of my desk for WOYWW.
- I started a new blogseries on Fridays just before I had my ‘break’, and I am enthusiastic about picking that up again. You are all invited to play along with “Found Poetry Friday” (look HERE for explanation) with FPF#2 coming up on Friday!
So HI folks! Here I am again. I do hope you found the way back to my blog too – so that I am not talking ‘into the blue’… I even have some pages to show you right now. Here’s what I made during the last weeks…
(index card for my ‘Box of Longing’)
Remember Days, Remember Moments
(Art Journal spreads)
The Chronicles of Marit – Week 28
The Chronicles of Marit – Week 31
The Chronicles of Marit – Week 32
You may notice that there are weeks missing… those were weeks in which I did nothing and therefor those weeks/pages in my journal are blank. There are more pages (after all, we are in week 38 now) but I will show those later.
And then there’s this… besides the header, I also changed the menu on top.
My art is way better archived in the galleries now (more logical) so if you are curious to see my latest mixed-media monotypes, you should be able to find that particular album in no time 😉
Last but not least… I am thrilled to announce you that I am one of the “40 amazing artists” in Seth Apter’s new book!!! The book will be released next month – read the announcement on Seth’s blog HERE – and you will hear more about it then for sure!
For now, here’s a picture of the cover:
It is good to be back, dear ones!
Take care of yourself now (don’t burn out!) – and I hope to see you back Wednesday.