I am the only artist at an outdoor business convention. There are people everywhere with booths giving things away, selling stuff, demonstrating – but there are no aisles or rows, everything is everywhere, chaos. I’m trying to decide if I should get my credit card laminated with an image of my face. Everyone else is. There are two exhausted people doing this continuously for free at one of the booths, as crowds hover around.
I wake up feeling overwhelmed and wondering, what was that about? Then I remember that I fell asleep after an evening of surfing craft and quilting blogs. By the end of the night I must have had at least 30 tabs open in my browser. I was completely lost, and not in a good way. I had no idea there was so much out there.
It’s interesting to think how my immersion into the virtual blogosphere translated into an embodied dream. I didn’t dream about typing, clicking, posting, commenting, or avatars surfing the internet. My 30+ tabs and countless clicks turned into an outdoor convention with recognizable people, talking loudly, selling things, sharing things, bumping into each other, interacting.
Rowing the Boat:
I am curious to hear your experience with art/craft/creativity blogs. Do you write, read or both? What is your ratio of reading blogs to writing blogs to making things? What are your favorite blogs and why? What keeps you reading? What turns you off? How do you keep track of your favorites? etc! If you are a blogger and have written about this please include a link to your post.
Post photo: from a painting in my bedroom made by Holly Blake