I have been searching my memory for the reasons I started this blog. October 20 2011.
The first months were a mix of articles, very much on the scientific side of things and I was still drawing. Since then I have began to learn guitar; its much more sociable. In the second month, much more on sustainability and beauty and drawing again; including Museworthy’s art show. (https://sustainabilityandbeauty.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/the-museworthy-art-show-%c2%ab-museworthy/). A wonderful beginning. I just think I needed somewhere to speak honestly and clearly about the things that matter to me. The blog is a sketch of me.
What I have found is that I enjoy blogging. It deepens my life because as I write I learn more. I’m trained as a teacher, blogging like this is reflective practice but pretty much every creative person I know is reflective. That includes the scientists. I remember my first lessons in reflections were, trying to work out what to do when my experiments went wrong. Science is as messy as art in that way.
I have learned to trust process; I have an app that lets me post pages from what whatever I am reading, (103 waiting now), and I make sure to write first drafts Saturday and Sunday mornings. Then with two or three set up, it is a matter of checking, proofreading, rewriting, and then publishing through the week. That works for me.
Comments from readers, and likes on Facebook are great, and the pleasure I receive makes this worthwhile. I feel heard. And, my daughter told me I write well!
The best thing is a feeling of openness – pleasure, a passion for this. And plan to speak more on music, drama, film and science as we move forward. I will actively learn how to do this.
Thanks, so much.