I have not been blogging much, or visiting blogs much. I have absolutely no art to show, though I am working, I am working on two paintings I am doing for the juried Fall Arts show here in Taos New Mexico,The Taos Selects. I am starting early and taking my time as I want to create pieces that will wow and stand out from the crowd. I want to do my very best work and that takes me a lot of time as my process is very labor intensive, I don't do a piece in an hour or a day or even a week, mostly they take a few weeks and some a month. I am always working on more than one piece because it is not so slow that way, so when I am finished I usually have a few done at a time, but it is not a race after all :-). It will be a while before I have anything to show you, not sure how much I will be blogging. I have noticed when I am on Facebook, which is about once a week at most, that most of you who are facebook friends seem to always be there posting, and hardly every blogging anymore. I hate facebook, and only began doing it because of family and it is a way to stay connected, but I prefer phone calls and emails and cards and blogging as they are so much more personnel. I find facebook annoying and surfacy. I wonder why it is taking over? Is it the time factor?
Why is everyone running around like chickens? I have learned in my life and I am still learning that the biggest time stealer is the fact that I can't say no to certain people, I gave up all my time to make their dreams come true and in the meantime my dreams and painting got put on hold. It does not matter that I sometimes got paid for the service. Now I say no, to clients, to friends, to family because as I get older I need time. Time to sit and look at my birds, to play with my dog, to walk, to stare at nothing and most of all to paint. I don't do facebook often because while some may see it as a time saver, it steals time and very quickly the hours pass.
I don't blog as often or visit as often because I have to make choices and sometimes watching my birds is just more important. Having said all that I mostly want to say that I miss you. Even if I hardly visit I am thinking of you and I remember the early days of blogging when it felt so wonderful. Everyone is leaving now and it makes me sad, but I do understand. I always love to hear your thoughts. Happy Memorial weekend, I will be spending it thinking of all those I have lost in the last few years, and mostly my mom. XOXO