During some of my recent sporadic blog reading, I discovered that a friend has given some categories to the art blogs she reads. I was surprised to see that I was not listed by the style of my painting as the abstract artists, nor the sculptors, nor the encaustic waxers were. I thought about that. As a painter of forty years, I found that it bothered me a little.
Often, it takes a little jolt to make me stop to make an 'observance" and I realized that my blog is not about my painting process, my techniques, my marketing, my teaching, my writing, my family . . . . It's about all of that. It's about observing how the parts of my life overlap, merge, sabotage, overwhelm . . . .
At another time, my friend has written, ". . .don't forget Annette's blog with insightful relationships between life and art as only she can tell it." My friend has also said that my take on things is different -- "like a breath of fresh air."
And so, I look at my blog a little differently and am pleased to be in a category of "Observances" at http://kajac2000.blogspot.com/