I’ve been a little obsessed with horizons lately, what with my youngest finishing high school and heading off into adulthood with such headstrong strength and brilliance while my little self heads back under the skies of northern New Mexico to sow my seeds of Artfulness-for-All in the pages of a sketchbook. It’s an exciting time.
And so my painting practice has found itself acquainted with a line across the page. Pondering what is upon that line and how I might use it to guide my way through uncharted waters. After all, when I am sick with the motion of unpredictable seas, I know to look to the horizon for comfort. The metaphor is not lost on this mama at the crossroads.
Over on the Book of Faces (thank you Rima as always for this useful term!) I keep a little virtual meeting place where folks can see what I am up to and to keep up with all the wily avenues of communication in this unfamiliar sphere. But lately, I have hit a plateau. I am told that this is because I must pay to have my page ‘promoted’. Well. This all sticks in my craw, if I may be so crudely appalachian. FaceBook is ‘supposed to be’ a free thing. A place we can all meet and exchange. But the minute you admit that maybe you work in the world of art or small business, you must have a ‘page’ and then followers and then, you must ‘promote’ your page.
Recently over there, an artist I follow offered a giveaway to get a few more ‘likes’ on her fb page. Now mind you, she is of the ilk that has thousands of followers. But I like her approach. She offered a giveaway in exchange for some grassroots sharing of her page. And so, I am following suit.
I am offering to give this little painting away to someone on facebook who has been kind enough to share what they like about my page. Just go to my page, to the post (with these images ‘pinned’ to the top) Share the post (or a past image of mine you might like) and let me know (tag me!!) in the comments of this post that you have done so (that way I’ll know you’ve stopped by. It’s like a virtual calling card of sorts.) I will put your name into the hat for this little painting. When I get to 650 ‘likes’ I will post the winner of the painting on the fb post, my twitter page and here at the blog. Maybe this gets a bit more traffic directed here to this virtual space. Maybe that is a good thing. I do not know. I am just following my nose, and in the path of those who inspire me.
Meanwhile, it’s pouring rain outside and I think there is chicken feed turning to concrete as I write this post. I must investigate.
Thanks as always for your readership, and your support of this work. It is greatly appreciated!!