Tuesday, September 22, 2015

flowers, painting, cats, books

Hello, friends. I post infrequently here these days, but this is still a special place to me.
I'm very active on Instagram--I usually post one or two pictures a day,
 it's become my online community. 

Like blogging, it can be what you want to be.
There are maybe 30 or 40 people who post regularly on subjects I enjoy
(flowers, painting, cats, books) 
and that I look forward to, and who I feel a connection with. 

There are others I follow for other reasons. 
(Great travel pictures, funny cat pictures, artists, street photography.) 
It's visual, words are brief, but do exist, and it doesn't devour time. 
You can't go into depth like you can in a blog, 
but it's been a while since I've gone into depth here, 
said anything new.

 I also don't like posting the same things here that I do on instagram. 
Each place should be different.
I am planning to post more regularly on my art blog, 
because I feel like I have new things to explore on that subject.
Here, it seems like I've just been doing the same thing over and over.
(I went to the Catskills/Brooklyn/Provincetown, I'm reading this book, Aji is smelling flowers)

That works better on Instagram.
For instance I love seeing Jane's Gus and Lucy every night.
I miss them when they aren't there.

 I'm not stopping-- I will post here now and then.

(edit: After I published this I went to a pick your own flower farm
where I saw many varieties of sunflowers and immediately got an idea for a blog post!)

 I think/hope there will come a time when I'll find something new to say.
But it will require thought and effort on my part.
There's something I'm considering, but I'm not sure....

I have a bit of news to share.
I now have a website for my art (here)
and I've joined two galleries--
The Loading Dock Gallery in Lowell, MA and
The Longyear Gallery in Margaretville, NY 
(in the same building where I had my store!)

Huge thanks to all of you who supported and encouraged
my return to painting. It means the world to me.

I am so very grateful for the friends I've made here.
You've seen me through some rough spots
(which, of course I didn't blog about).

xo, Jennifer