Sunday, April 3, 2011

Thoughts On A Sunday Morning...


I have nothing in particular to write about and so I am hoping the simple act of writing while thoughts come to the surface, might spark some kind of reflection that will make sense.

Writing and posting in this blog has been my daily art practice exercise, that was asked of me in the Open Seminar class that I have been enrolled in this term. It has been a beneficial learning experience, as I realize even more acutely how a daily creative exercise improves your creativity in numerous ways, and it being a means to learning about one's self. It has improved my writing skills, and I have learned a lot about other artists, made new friends on line and found great satisfaction in receiving feed back from others about what I have been writing and posting. I especially want to thank all of those you have and are reading and who comment. Much of the time you feel like you are speaking to the vacuous black hole of cyber space because many folks may read your blog but few respond. Comments mean a great deal regardless of the length, positive or negative.

Another purpose of this blog, was a way to journal my summations of my Canadian Art History lectures and expressing my thoughts about visiting artists and topics relating to my painting class. This has been a very positive experience, as I have learned a lot about artists we have covered in class, and those I indirectly encountered on and off line.

During the past four months, my daily blog has become a habit and I do hope I can continue. It is not however for me, a better substitute for long hand writing and being able to add tactile sketching that an actual physical journal provides, but more of an augmentation to the writing and creative process.

In the Fall of the year I hope to be taking a creative writing seminar for eight months and am very excited about this. I know, like any skill the more you practice, the better the work but I also understand that one of the best things you can do to improve one's writing, and art, is to read, which I don't do enough of and intend to change that.

My third year is coming rapidly to an end, with one week left. It's gone by very quickly though some days dragged endlessly for me. It has been a great year generally and I have learned many things and I am looking very forward to my last and final, fourth year.

4 comments:

Betsy Grant said...

Your dedication to your art and creativity has been a blessing for some of us readers out here. I hope you continue to post. All the best with your fourth year of school!

Little Iron Horse said...

Betsy,

Thank you so much for your kind words. You have been a blessing to me. I will continue to post. My day doesn't feel right otherwise if I don't!

Thanks so much for your encouragement.

Paula Renaye said...

Blogging is so therapeutic. It is great that you have such a dedication to your art and your blogging. It really shows!!

Little Iron Horse said...

Yes it certainly is so therapeutic. Writing for me has been very healing for me in so many ways.

Thank you so much Paula for leaving that comment and your kind words. It is so very much appreciated!