Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Hello World of Blog

This is my first venture into the "world of blog." I'd thought about it for some time, but anytime the thoughts got serious, my inner critic would speak up --

Linda: I think I'll start a blog.
Inner Critic: That's silly and stupid.
Linda: OK.

This time, however, I have a REASON. On the "Everyday Matters" yahoo mailing list we just began weekly drawing challenges, and I wanted a place to post my drawings. So the conversation went like this --

Linda: I think I'll start a blog.
Inner Critic: That's silly and stupid.
Linda: I know, but I do all kinds of silly and stupid things that I really enjoy anyway.
IC: Boy, you've got that right. But nobody's going to look at it. You're just wasting your time.
Linda: I don't care.
IC: (can't think of an answer) well ... well ... fine, then. But you'll never be able to figure out how to set it up, so knock yourself out, girlie. Go ahead ... give it a try.

a little later --

Linda: See. That was easy.
IC: Yes, it was! And I'm strangely comforted by the presence of the big red button that says "delete this blog."

Me, too.


Dawn said...

I enjoyed your drawings. Someday, I'm going to be able to do the shadowing like that!

I had to laugh about your inner conversation about setting up your blog. Mine went something like, Oh this is cool (the first blogger blog that I saw), I wonder how it works? Chased down the info and found myself with a blog, not even sure I really wanted one or what I would put on it. I too felt comfort in the fact that I could just make it go away if I wanted to. So far I haven't.

oldgreypoet said...

Wonderful conversation, and great pictures. Perhaps you should remind your I.C. there's a red button for him/her, too!

Maggie said...

Wow, I don't know how you could walk in those shoes! ;-) Great drawing. Wanted to let you know that I came to take a look, and given a memory jolt from the EDM List I'll keep coming back to view your challenge drawings and anything else that's here. Glad you managed to silence that old IC - could use a few more handy hints on how to do that!

Carol said...

Hi Linda
I am new to Edm and I have been looking thru your sketches. They are fantastic!!!! Wonder if you are interested in teaching some sketch journaling???