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Growing older but not necessarily wiser

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

So, I disabled the blog section on my website for a while. You probably didn't even notice. Don't blame you to be fair.

I was, and still am, quite sceptical about who actually has the time to read anyone's blog. I don't, I know that much.

So why anyone would take time out of their day to read mine I would often ask myself, as I looked at the long list of jobs I had to do for my art business that didn't involve painting (which is obviously the only thing I actually want to be doing)

It was quite interesting for me to reread old posts from the early part of my journey and reminisce. Some bits made me cringe, a lot in fact. And they have been deleted. But some made me feel quite proud that I had tried to put what I was feeling at the time into words. Pretty much most of it still stands and is just as relevant and so I have left it where it is.

Next to painting, the other bit I love most about being a professional artist is chatting to people about art and how it fits into their lives, my life, what excites us, motivates us, moves us. And that can be in the setting of a market, a village hall exhibition, a gallery, down the pub, in the supermarket, or online.

And so, I have decided to resurrect my blog. Can't promise how often I'll post because every post means another painting I haven't started yet. But, even if it's just ramblings for me to look back on in a few years' time, that's good enough for me.

I don't have any insightful pearls of wisdom, I am well aware of that. But if talking about my experience and sharing what I have learned so far as an artist is of any interest to anyone, I will happily spout on all day given the chance.

(Plus, I went to my first business networking meeting since lockdown last week, and apparently it's good to have a blog on your website)

Anyway, if you've bothered yourself to drop by, thank you. And if you haven't, I understand why. And now the urge to get my paints out is strong, so I'm off!

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