Friday, February 25, 2011

Blank Blog/Canvas vs New Blog/Painting

How to start a blog is just as puzzling as how to start a new painting. If it's a blank blog, it's not a blog. If it's a blank canvas, it's not a painting. With this analogy I've decided that starting this blog just has to have a similar process as starting a painting. Here's what you need:

1. Inspiration - inspiration for paintings strikes in so many different ways, something you see, something you hear, a dream... in this case, inspiration came from an email (from Kirk Witmer with WCAG tellng us we could have a blog)

2. Some idea of what you want the final product to be - hmm.... will it be floral, landscape, still life, abstract?.... I think I want my blog to be informative. I want it to tell about me as a person and an artist. Since I also teach painting, I want my blog to be instructional too.

3. You have to actually start the painting or blog. For me, it's like a big blank canvas. It will remain blank until I put paint, or words, on it.

So, this is the beginning of my blog. Will it be a daily blog? NO I've decided to post only when I have something to say or show. So today, I'm showing you the beginning of my next painting. Yep, it's a big blank canvas. .... more to come!
Connie Hartsfield


  1. A favorite quote from a good friend and fellow artist is one from Mark Twain: "The secret to getting ahead is getting started."
    You have a great sense of humor!

  2. Yes, this is good. I am glad to see other people have the same challenges. I have one of these "Paintings" sitting on my easel right now. Carol

  3. Can't wait to see your work in progress!

  4. Yay! Another blogger! I'm looking forward to to seeing how your big blank canvas progresses!