First, on the art front, I’ve been featured in the Arts and Aesthetics Collective Magazine: http://issuu.com/aestheticsmagazine/docs/insignetribus/59 (pages 41 – 56)
Now for other stuff…I have been stretched to the limits in many areas of life, I can’t believe it’s been a month, since I last posted! I like my blogging time to be meaningful; not just putting in one liners out there in social media. Please, don’t get me wrong, I love chatting with my friends on Facebook/Twitter, but I’m finding that it takes away from my time here and that’s not my intention.
Maintaining social media sites, takes a lot of time and effort, in an already frantic schedule. As a highly-sensitive introvert, I needs lots of time to recuperate from face-to-face time, networking, workshops, etc. I find I also need it from writing, too! I’ve done lots of business writing and academic writing, but that’s very different than writing from your heart and soul. The writing I do here, fulfills my ten-year-old dream of being a writer (At ten, I also wanted to be an artist, actress, dancer and singer!) The writing here takes more out of me, because I’m putting myself out there, just like my art.
My blog started off with me showcasing my art, then writing about my art; what I was working on, creating an image based on the prompts from Illustration Friday or events that I was participating in. Of course, I still do that, but I will also include how I live my life, because the artist and the person are one and the same. I feel that you only see one aspect of me when I share my art-making process or just my art.
Some of you may say, well, that’s the only part I’m interested in! I appreciate that and I am glad, there are many people interested in my art, but there are just as many people interested in the person, too! I feel fragmented when I only talk about one aspect of my life, and it feels so disjointed writing only about only one aspect of me. I want my writing here to be meaningful to me and to the people who take their time to stop and read my blog entries.
I am a whole person, living a whole life, the good, the bad and the ugly, it makes my very human life messy and joyous!
So all this to say, to find out more about me in various aspects, visit me here:
FACEBOOK Page: https://www.facebook.com/indigeneart
But to find more depth and my intentions, visit me here…at the blog.
I end this week with one of my favorite quotes and in peace:
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Images: ©2012 Indigene Theresa Gaskin – All Rights Reserved.