Before the new year, I participated in a couple of online courses about blogging, and one thing that I seemed to take away from both of them was the fact that it’s okay to incorporate lots of things about your life into your blog, and that you don’t have to stick to one topic. Then today, just as I was feeling guilty about not posting here for a couple of weeks, I read Abby Glassenberg’s post on her blog entitled ‘How to keep blogging when you don’t really feel like it’. One of the things she said was
“Or maybe you were only going to blog about polymer clay, but you’re also passionate about science fiction and find yourself wishing you could write about that as well? Just do it.”
Basically she said, go ahead, write about whatever you want to….
You may know that as well as art, I am keen on family history and have a genealogy blog as well as this one. Recently I’ve been struggling to keep up both of them, so I’ve decided to incorporate the family history into this blog – after all, it’s about my life and background as well as my art. It’s all story and narrative and I hope you find it interesting. My aim is to build up a picture of some of my ancestors from what I know about them in the records so I’ll start by reworking some of my earlier genealogy blog posts so that it makes sense in the context of this blog.
Meanwhile, in art news … I’ve been busy stitching together rows of train tickets and it’s looking pretty good! We are hanging the exhibition on Wednesday – lots of shinning up ladders and getting tangled up in fishing wire I expect… The exhibition itself starts on 8 April when the Riverfront arts centre is opening after the Easter weekend and we are holding a Meet the Artists event from 2pm to 4pm on the following Saturday 11 April – if you are in the area, you are welcome to come along. If you leave a comment that you’re hoping to come, I’ll look out for you.
Here is the poster about the exhibition; more information is on the Diverse Manners Facebook page. Hope to see some of you there!