Friday, November 20, 2009

Getting going...

I've been debating this step for months - why is it so difficult?

Each day, several things pass through my mind that I think would be great to blog about, but somehow that detail that must be completed wins out. Enough, make a start...

This week I've joined a couple of new directories on the internet - crafthaus and the handmade highway. Both have great potential and great people and a good vision - I like where they are headed. It's a little late for this season, but next year I'm headed towards integrating all the stuff I have on the go, developing and exploring this new work and documenting the parts of that process that might be useful or interesting to other people. I know what I find fascinating about other people's blogs and, although difficult to express, it could be seen as the small and fleeting epiphanies of the creative process. A problem solved. The knowledge that layers up, over time, into confidence and a genuine voice.

Actually, I don't know what's round 'the next bend'! That will make it all the more interesting. I have been known to take some fairly tight corners in my life.

There - that wasn't so bad, I could do that again..

7 comments:

Genevieve said...

Well...there you go indeed! I am personally thrilled to see that you've started a blog - for relatively selfish reasons though. Despite our geographic distance you've become an important part of my "art community". I have been challenged and encouraged by your work and thinking and your willingness to share both. I look forward to more!

Claire Maunsell said...

Thanks Genevieve! Such a pleasure to find your comment here. Really, there really will be more..

KnitKnut said...

Blogging is so much fun, like writing a diary for yourself and sharing bits of you life with others. I did that with my cancer on my blog.

Welcome, I've become a follower here and on Etsy!

missficklemedia.com said...

Welcome to blogging, Claire!
It can be a hassle but there is always the reward of connecting with people you wouldn't have had the chance to speak with in real life.
I for one (and. I guess by Genevieve's comment, the 2nd) am very glad you are here.

Blogger has a draft mode - if you find yourself with ideas that you do not have time to type out a whole post for, you can start it and come back to it.

Claire Maunsell said...

Thank you for the tip Shannon. It makes the process a little less daunting and more casual and friendly somehow.

Janine said...

Well done Claire,
Beautiful well thought out Blog.You have a lot of talent Claire all my very best wishes.
look forward to more too!

Jenn said...

"The knowledge that layers up, over time, into confidence and a genuine voice." I love this quote! So perfect. I saw you were a glass artist transitioning into clay. I was doing lampwork and am now moving to clay myself. I'm so excited to see your work as a polymer artist who has "gone before" me. I love that you're using your glass skills in polymer. I have all these ideas from polymer that I would like to try in glass! Now I need to cross-pollinate glass onto polymer. ;-)