Crossroads . . .
Jen Cushman wrote a blog post last week that touched a virtual nerve (you can read it if you click here). For the past few weeks, I've been feeling as though I've been standing at a crossroads. New creative paths and vistas are in front of me and there are many decisions to make - creatively and personally.
Good blogging, as Jen writes, takes time . . . and lots of it. In essence, a good blog post is not unlike writing, producing and publishing a magazine article. Gathering your thoughts, creating the art, staging the photo shoot, processing the photos, etc. It all takes time - a very precious commodity.
When I began my blogging journey, it started very simply and with no preconceptions. I'd no idea of what I was doing, never dreamed I'd have "followers" or make such good friends along the way. I've always blogged for the sheer pleasure and 'love of it'. Truly. Blogging satisfied a creative need. I could showcase my art, play with my photography and write. I've loved sharing my art, my life and my joy. And when sorrow knocked on the door, my blogging friends held me up with strength, love and prayers.
That being said, my heart is whispering that the time has come to close this blog for a long, much-needed sabbatical. I must listen and obey. It's a decision that hasn't been made easily. I need time to regroup and renew - time to explore creative outlets.
Thank you, My Friends, for your friendship and love. It's been an amazing journey. If you'd like to follow my new creative explorations, please 'friend me' on FaceBook.