Saturday, 24 January 2015

Variable

Variable, adjective
1. apt or liable to vary or change; changeable: variable weather; variable moods.
2. capable of being varied or changed; alterable: a variable time limit for completion of a book.
3. inconstant; fickle: a variable lover.
 
It has been pointed out to me many times that I'm not very consistent with my points of view. Social media is one instance where I struggle with expressing a consistent position. Sometimes a venue such as Twitter seems like the most wonderful invention and sometimes it seems like a crazy-making machine worthy of complete abandon. Today I'm in the latter camp. Probably not alone, I now realize that when I feel this way it is best to go on vacation from it instead of deleting my account and cursing its very existence. 

Why am I writing this down? Because it is a reminder that in order to be successful at achieving greater clarity in anything I pursue, it is better to work on that pursuit rather than spending time agonizing over whether or not my social media presence is positive and enough.

There was a man I knew who had amazing talent as a photographer. He quietly honed his skill without any thought to self promotion via different social media channels. There is something to be learned from that.

On the drawing front I finished another sky drawing and think that I will need to just play with pencil crayon layering in order to get colours down in a way that is less overworked.

On the gardening front the weather is forecasting 20ÂșC this Monday. I've raided my winter containers for boughs to put down in areas where snow melts the fastest. Other than that I am letting nature take its course. Less worry is the practice of the day.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Winter Solstice 2014

I've decided to take this blog off the private shelf. Last January's appeal for collegial building of professional "digital footprints" seems to have waned and except for a few posts I would rather keep private, I have resurrected this blog as a way to mark my experiment in digital journalling and to thank those that had found it... to hope that you are well.