Monday, October 15, 2007

Nablopomo

I've signed up this blog for Nablopomo 2007-- National Blog Posting Month. As the quote says: "Post every day for the month of November. That's all you have to do."

I completed Nablopomo 2006 with Pappy's blog. Looking back, I really think those were some of my most entertaining postings. I've been struggling with making this blog remotely interesting, so I am setting a few goals for Nablopomo:

  • Loosen up. So far this blog is as boring as an artist's statement. I need to figure out some way to set free my snarky self without surrendering the thin veneer of dignity needed to seem a credible artist.

  • Learn about selling art. I've ordered a pile of books on marketing art and hope to spend some time examining other resources. Not that I aspire to being a soulless entrepreneur; believe me I'd rather just make stuff. But I need to stoke a little fire in my belly about business if I don't want to have a houseful of undiscovered paintings leaning against every wall.

  • Relearn old lessons. Although it seems a little undignified to be going back to art school drawing exercises, it's stupid for me not to. Though I've learned a lot over the past 20 years, I certainly don't draw as well as I once did. Plus cranking out a few sketches would be great material for daily posts.

  • Get into a routine of painting or drawing every day.

5 comments:

Angeerah said...

Good luck! I'm doing it too on my other blog. I think you know where to find me. I'm doing the NaMoBloPo too so we will see how it goes.

Finny's Mama

Charlie said...

We're looking forward to November! Seing the "process" of art should be interesting and informative, not to mention fun! There's a winemaker (http://www.coffaro.com/diary.html) that's done something similar for years and is a great read! And it probably doesn't hurt the marketing any, either...

Jackson said...

Good luck pal! I'll drop on by in Nov to see how you're doing...J x

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

Hello, we found your link off of Jackson's blog. We will gladly put your link on our blog, but expect nothing in return. Our mom is an artist, too. If she ever gets off her duff and starts drawing again (right now she does photography), she will just ask for a link exchange with you. We certainly liked your drawing of you and of your pooches. RUFF.

Nat said...

Well, thank you, Sam.

Regards...