Ok. So I've been suspiciously absent for a while. I'm sorry about that, truly. And many thanks to all the kind readers who've inquired about where I've disappeared to. You are all so very nice to notice and care enough to check in!
So. Truth be told, I've hit a bit of a wall these days, and in the process of doing so, I've found an amazing door in that wall which has led me to a very new and happy place. 4 years+, 2,800+ posts, even more kind comments and correspondences. All of it so very,very fun and inspiring for me to be sure. Totally inspiring to me as a matter of fact. So inspiring that I've found my way back into the studio and rather than tending to dear ada like I used to, I've been happily producing art, consistently, for the first time in years. All the amazing work I've uncovered over the past few years has deeply impressed me. The quality and sheer beauty of it all, the tenacity and commitment of the talented people who make the work and ultimately, the positive, life affirming impulse that art making itself represents. Inspiring, moving, impressive and finally, the impetus to stop being just an audience and finally take the leap back into the art pool to participate and make stuff and have more fun than I can remember! Because at the end of the day, art, for me at least, is a celebration of life and the most positive of acts. Art is joy, pure and simple, and I'm at a point in my life when I want as much of the stuff (both joy and art) as I can get. So, simply put, I've been making art instead of blogging.
But. I do like to blog too. I love the simple act of capturing inspiration and beauty in one place. A place to visit any time I like. And I love the amazingly nice people who visit and comment on dear ada regularly. It's been such a joy! Such a pleasure. So very positive. Which means that I'm not quite ready to give it all up either, at least not just yet.
Yet. I know too that something's got to give. I can't write dear ada like I used to and make the art I want to make given the time I have left over from working the job and living everyday. Which translates into far less frequency of posting for now. I'm hoping I can come back with bursts of inspiration when I find them. And maybe some more of my own work smattered throughout. That's my goal for now at least. We'll see how it goes.