Today I want to spend a moment to say a big thank you to all the people who are reading my weblog, to the people who have left messages and especially to the people who have subscribed: you give me confidence and motivation to go on, and for this THANK YOU!
As a beginning blogger, I still have a lot to learn, not only how the WordPress software works, but most of all learn how to put my thoughts in the right words… I hope I won’t let you down in this process and I hope I won’t let myself down, as I am rethinking and reconsidering my initial goal with this blog. When I started here I intended to write only about my work and things related to it. My work is not a nine-to-five office job that I can leave behind when I leave the working floor. It wakes me up at nights, it hurries me up when I’m having a shower, it makes me run to my sketchbook when I’m cooking for my family… My work is a huge part of my life and of who I am. It is inherent to all of the other activities in my everyday life. So I realize now that I cannot really make the separation: work versus all-the-rest.
Two weeks ago I promised myself I would post something everyday; everyday no matter what happens! Well, yesterday I found out that sometimes some promises cannot be kept… At around 19.30h., I got such a terrible pain in my back that I went straight to bed. I don’t know how I managed to get out of bed this morning to help our daughter get ready for school. And I don’t know how I will manage to get on with my work today – my back is still killing me. But hey, things happen, I missed one day of PostADay, I’ll pick it up again today…
In the attempt to finish my oil paintings on time for my exhibitions, I have shamefully neglected my 365-days projects. One of them, the ‘a-book-a-day’ project (see also my earlier post: https://atelierzisiadou.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/a-book-a-day/ ), gets a totally new start: initially I started it as a visual diary – for personal use, not for sale. Neglecting it made me take some distance from it, and now, rethinking the initial idea behind it – and with credits to the wonderful person who brainstormed on it with me – I start all over again. With a very slight change they can be more accessible for public viewing and eventually be put for sale – if I decide to do so. … Which immediately raises the question: am I then commercializing my work? …especially that which should be private, personal thoughts, a diary in images? But this is a totally different discussion, I won’t go into it now, because I don’t even know what I will do with these tiny books I’m making… Right now I am more interested in making them, and I think I’d better get to it right now!