I'm starting this blog partly out of a need to communicate about things that excite me and partly out of frustration with the Facebook model. Typically, I log into FB, scan through 10 posts and find myself returning to the posts of the same 4 friends. Then, I will post something I've read or seen online that moved me and wait for a response and maybe have a dialog.
My thought is that if everyone else is doing what I am (and I suspect they are) then most people don't want to read what I have to say.
So why not start my own blog, and the 1 or 2 or 3 people who like what I do can check my work out. If it is too much trouble, they can stay ignore it. Plus, I don't have to give up my copyright to the art I post, my first born or any other object contained in the constantly drifting sands of FB rules and regs.
Enough about social media....
What better place to start than with a portrait. Photographer, William Cohea had me sit for a series of photos yesterday. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. I was reluctant at first. After all, as an artist I already spend an inordinate amount of time navel gazing and trying to keep my fragile ego in check. But, the process was really fun, as we both jabbered on about life, perception and craft. It reminded me of why I do what I do: the enjoyment of the process of creation. The end result is important, but almost secondary.