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On Being Authentic

Although this is my favorite time of year and I've been enjoying my garden and the inspiration it brings my art, I've been in a bit of a slump. Not an art slump. Not a joy slump. But still, a slump.

Part of it is that I had a cold this week and that we've had days and days of rain. But this slump started before the rain and my cold and it's all wrapped up in the online presence of my art and me. This blog is part of that.


Back in March I pondered what I wanted this blog to be. I stopped posting Artist Interviews and Sketchbook Conversations at the beginning of the year and went from posting three times a week to one time a week. I wasn't quite sure where I wanted to go from there and in that March post I asked for your thoughts. There wasn't a clear answer, but I made a plan and moved forward with it. One thing I was clear on was that I didn't want to "follow anyone else's shoulds". I didn't want to write a blog just because I should. I did…

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