I have the blogging blues. I am stuck! Everywhere, absolutely everywhere I read, the literature says that I should blog regularly. I am not a regular blogger simply because I have trouble finding topics to write about. I would love suggestions if you read this.
I went to a lecture/talk by Michelle Blanc who gave us some wonderful tips on social media updates that we should initiate. http://www.michelleblanc.com Mainly, she emphasized finding your niche and writing about that. I am not sure I have a niche. I love mixed media and know a lot of information about this but is that my niche?
She also said that we should talk about our environment; what we see or do. My latest is finishing a mural with a friend of mine, Karen Blanchet, https://karenblanchet.ca, at the Ecole Pere Lacombe School. Thanks to Josee Lemire, the principal, for the opportunity: https://pl.centrenord.ab.ca/ecole We loved working with the children and helping them paint the mural. Putting it together was a challenge. Each of the little squares were painted by the students then we had to put them all together. The steps actually went like this:
Pre work: We meet with the Principal and discuss the theme and the location of the mural. Several meetings later, we set a budget that goes in for approval. Once approved, we decide dates that will work for the school and for us. There will be a time to prep the mural, a time to work with the students and teachers and a time to put together the mural.
1.We get the two pieces of plywood and put them on a frame.
2. We add some mural fabric on top of the mural without adhering it.
3. We draw out the mural – the school logo in this case.
4. We paint an undercoat of colour for the mural.
5. We cut the mural into 5 x 5 inch squares. This was long because we had to label each square.
6. The students paint the pieces based on a theme decided on by the school. This takes a week.
7. We put all the pieces back together again! This was a very interesting puzzle. There are always glitches. Keep that in mind.
8. We gel the pieces on then gel the surface several times.
9. We varnish the mural 3 x.
10. We seal the edges with silicone.
11. We call the school for pick-up.
12. The school sets up the mural and we attend the opening.
My biggest blog blues issue is that I am not sure what people want to know. I know a lot of technical information related to art, but is that what people want to know? Do you want to know about the ins and outs of being an artist or ??????
Here is a new work of mine. This is what I like to talk the most about- the work. Is that enough?