Most of you who follow this blog already know that I’ve been sorely divided between my work and my husband’s. As a graphic artist, he sometimes worries that my writing work is too ethereal. Just yesterday he once again expressed his idea that it would be so much better if I did some “real” art again. He, as many, are effected by the negative feelings that Internet seems to be creating. The idea is that Internet, yes is a great thing, but…and then there’s the list of how it’s ruining the world of human contact. My opinion is this: once poets and artists met through their work, if they could publish or show it, sometimes they grouped, if they lived close enough together. Often though, one wrote or painted alone, never being able to share the work with one’s peers.
This week, I’ve reflected often on the fact that my writing and photography are actually my life’s work. It’s a pleasant job, I have my dead-lines, my projects, and the hours writing my posts, reading mail, reading other authors and artists and researching. Now, if I were paid for this, it probably would be considered to have a value. As I do it for my pleasure, it’s considered a sort of hobby, a pass time and incredibly without value.
Blogging, at least in my case, has opened up a lot of different fields of creativity plus I’ve learnt a lot about the different aspects of presenting one’s work through software both in processing photography as working with the layout and format of the blog itself. There are a lot of programs that I’ve begun to use, and other’s I’m contemplating, since I began blogging. I still want to publish outside the blog, so I’ll have to look into the various aspect of publishing I suppose…that is daunting and so I hold back and procrastinate!
I’m participating this month in the OctPoWriMo 2013! I do love these daily affairs and this one is very close to my heart. I’ve not yet written my weekly Haibun and the Friday Fictioneer piece was not up to standard, but I was able to write an interesting Prompt for the 13th Floor Paradigm. I haven’t been able to participate yet in the Weekly Photo Challenge and it’s really a great prompt dedicated to Good Mornings! In fact in general Through the Eye of Bastet is a little abandoned at the mo.
As for reading other people’s work…well that is really erratic! I have been able more or less keep up with comments, but I’ve not been able to read any my favorite posts and very little of the reader, which I only opened once or twice last week.
On the positive side! We bought a color laser printer to print up the posters and leaflets for the Exhibition…and that means I’ll be putting together my physical haiga book and a photo album of my more interesting photographs! Printing photographs is very expensive in Italy, so this is a great boon!
Now for my favorite writers!
Cubby has put up a great prompt for the Rondeau Challenge, which I haven’t ben able to do yet, but Shainbird did with “Vibrations” and it was a great read…also thanks to Shainbird I saw another of my favorite bloggers Color me Cyanide and Cherry has come up with Black and White Friday.
Sahm’s WDBWP poetry prompt was really great this week, but I haven’t had time to write it off and will be late Not to even speak about the 7 day short story prompt, which I started and didn’t finsh…and this week’s story prompt, which I’ve only reblogged….
By the way…I forgot to push publish on my Paint the Town Red yesterday…just found out now whilst looking for links (“ARGHHHHHHHHHH!”) that said let’ go for the:
Ok…I’ve got to run…a million things to do, but this period will pass! In the meantime, have fun, keep writing, pull out your cameras and make some great photographs…I’ll see you tomorrow at Pixelventures on WDBWP!