Blogging and sharing art has allowed me to meet other creative people that find beauty in an address inked with a dip pen, random drips of paint, a trolley ticket stub or a vintage AAA map.
So thank YOU for reading along, for being supportive, for your emails, your likes, your comments. For letting me know when a post resonates with you. It helps me know that I am not talking to myself in this space, that maybe I'm making some sense here and there? It takes me awhile to write back, but I do try to do so. I've been interacting a lot in the DY FB group, but I have not been responding to comments here. So I will try to remedy that in the weeks ahead!
Blogging has changed since I started in 2008. A lot of fantastic blogs, like CraftyPod, have closed or disappeared or simply stopped updating. There are a bunch of old school bloggers still at the keyboard, typing away, week after week. I've spoken to a bunch of bloggers in the past few months - folks with really wonderful, insightful, amazing blogs - who are uncertain whether it makes sense to keep blogging. They are not sure that they are making a difference in the world or even connecting with readers. So let folks know before they assume otherwise.
Here's how to stay in the loop:
➼ Subscribe to the monthly newsletter with updates about challenges, prompts, workshops & zines.
➼ Join the DY Facebook group to share your art journal pages and talk about art journaling.
➼ Subscribe to the blog feeds to get all of the posts in your feed reader. Email updates are no longer available; there were technical difficulties that I couldn't resolve. I hope to figure out a way to offer them again.
➼ Find me at instagram where I post art every day.
➼ I've also started to use Pinterest and to see the value of sorting stuff visually. I made a board with links to the free tutorials at DY and a board for The Letter G.
PS. The Index-Card-a-Day Challenge starts June 1st. I'll be updating the FAQ, writing prompts and setting up the zillion things that need to happen to facilitate the challenge.