Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Aargh! I have no style!

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/


KJ said...

Whew! You had me going there! You have plenty of style, babe, but currently, your blog is more about artistic observation than painting. Blame a very narrow template column for lack of descriptive elaboration. Glad to see you blogging again!

Martha Marshall said...

Oh yeah, you've got style all right! I'm glad to see you too. I wasn't getting updates in my little Blogarithm thingie, and was wondering. Glad all is well now!

Annette said...

I think my blog has always been more about observation than the painting process; I just didn't realize it in quite the same way until you listed it that way.
Glad you missed me! I HAVE noticed that Blogarithm doesn't always give me updates on some blogs.