So, I have been sitting… and thinking… and sitting some more… and well….mostly sitting to be honest… NOT TRUE! I have been thinking and feeling like I abandoned Carrot and this amazing idea of Motivational Blogging as a way to not only stay accountable but, have some fun doing it.
I am still setting up the accountability model, however in the interest of not losing too many readers (cuz let’s be honest…just started when I took a sabbatical, so how many did I have?), I wanted to start something else that may be some fun.
When I groaned and moaned about the sabbatical to think things through, I stated I was turning to art in the hopes of finding a deliverer. I heard from quite a few people, on the side and in comments, about how art often soothes the ailing beast in them as well.
I know that it gives me time to separate and regroup in a new way. I see things differently in- and after art. So I thought why not start there?
Some of you are familiar with blog hops… some aren’t, but you can learn and join in.
I wanted to introduce the concept that art can be anything to each individual.
You may find your art in writing:
Ask any vegetarian
what they miss the most
They will tell you, “bacon.”
Ask any cancer patient
what frustrates them the most
They will tell you, “the exhaustion.”
Ask me how I want to die
I will tell you,
“From the sheer exhaustion
of eating too much bacon.” Z~
It may be more modern in its stylings: or more like a piece from your kid’s art class… (Thank you Gavin!). Maybe the visual arts aren’t your bag at all! Maybe you’re a master of the impression… (thanks Skips!)
or photography…( Thanks Richard!)
upcycling or decoupage may be your forte….
Perhaps you make jewelry or design clothing, maybe your creativity takes you into different mediums like glass (thanks Tara!) or you cook and make weird little baked goods … Whatever artistic endeavor floats your boat.
Either way come join in and post to the link on the first Heart and Mind Monday here at Carrot….
I don’t think it will be a weekly thing but maybe twice a month or once a month… What do you think? Would you come and display a little piece of yourself in a post? No worries if you’re not familiar with how a hop works… I will provide a tutorial as need be…
How about we make the first one Monday the 29th of February… That gives you a little time to be creative…
What do you think? Let me know will ya?