Saturday, April 5, 2014

Welcome Back to You and Me

I should probably say "welcome back" just to myself. It has been almost two years since I last posted. However, I have continually viewed, bought, and documented art and artists during this time. I know some of you have continued to check in on my blog because I've received several comments on posts. Also, I recently heard that at least three artists that I have featured on this blog have received new gallery attention due to information those galleries found on my blog about those three artists. I need to hook back up to an analytic provider to find out what the current traffic is for this blog.

I'm going to be honest here and reveal why I've been absent. I don't have an arts degree, and I got paranoid about using some of the International Art English that I have become accustomed to by interacting with the art community. Not having a solid art history background, sometimes I felt out of my league describing my reactions to art and art events.There is more to it, of course. I started this blog while I was unemployed. The termination of my last position severely dealt me a mid-life crisis situation that I thought I had prepared for. I don't think there really is a way to prepare. Me starting this blog was a way to try to stay relevant and maintain my pc and critical thinking skills.It worked for a while, but that paranoia just kept eating at me. Then when after a year-and-a-half I found employment in a job far beneath my previous position and pay scale and with hours that competed with art viewing, I felt defeated and depressed. I stopped writing because I didn't feel worthy to offer my opinion.

Funny that. Depression is a monster riding around on shoulders continually whispering in the ear, "you're not good enough, and you'll never be." It takes work, lots of work, to shove that monster off your shoulders. But I like to work. So I keep at it. I did see lots of art these past two years, and talked about art with lots of people, and I posted lots of pics to my fb page, I just didn't offer up too much opinion in writing. A number of people have continued to ask me if I have been blogging, so while I've answered "no", their asking has been encouraging. So thank you all for that. And even though that new job was equivalent to where my career was twenty five years ago, I took the opportunity to re-examine that job position. So that now that I have returned to a management position, I have a fresh perspective from my team's point of view. I keep rotating out small pieces of art on my cubicle desk at work, too.It reminds me that my corporate job is not the total sum of who I am.

So with all that said, it is time for me to hit the streets and go see some art!

Just see what I post next.....

Thanks, y'all !!!!

2 comments:

  1. We need to hear what you have to say about art and about life. Eager to hear what you bring us next.

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