I put off time working on the blog for more of life. I wanted to break from the monotony of every day posting. I have a tendency to be a perfectionist and a workaholic at times. I know that I am making progress now, even though I haven’t necessarily been getting as much work done as while blogging.
It was nice, yet again, to break and get a better idea of where to go next with the blog and my work. I call it work because that is what it seems like at times, especially the idea that I feel I have to push myself extra hard to get only a fraction of what I am worth. That is what I have thought work and life purpose is for so long. And that is probably what most people think of it. I am not someone who should be saying what most people think, however.
It is good to try new things and good to view things from a different angle. When making art, there is the moment an artist has to step back and get a better view of the whole thing, in order to move forward. If this blog is a piece of creative expression, breaks from the blog are moments to take in the whole deal.
I am rethinking the platform here. I don’t really want to do one thing for the rest of eternity, but I like this idea I came up with to combine creativity with divination. That is what this blog has been leading to for a while. The idea is to use divination to make art that is based on a “reading” type of thing. Pulling cards to base artwork off of is the gist.
I have already started something like this in the previous two or three comic strips.
I will not be making comic strips every day, but if the divination card pulls or methods of divination indicate the making of a comic strip, I will do that. I like the idea of fate being left to chance, (how much of a chance is something that is guided by heaven?) when making art.
I will try to incorporate videos- either screen grabs, or possibly live action over the shoulder type things, though I am still not clear on this.
I was never much of a divination expert, per se, but I did learn a lot over the course of this blog’s lifespan and after taking a course dedicated to divination by one of the leading oracle card creators alive today, I feel good enough and sure enough about it to move forward here.
I will start to post these divinely divined artworks after the start of April. I want to get some work together and ready before diving in full force, posting every day. I also want to be sure to have my finances in check and order some new supplies. So if anyone wants to recommend a card deck or other such divination method, let me know.
I will probably take it a bit slower than daily posts, but I think it is for good reason. Some works may take longer than one day to make and some days off for good behavior will be nice. With springtime here, I am feeling more and more inspired, if not only to enjoy the feel good-ness of comfortable weather.
I don’t know how many poems I will write, but perhaps that will come up in divination somehow. I am working on a dummy deck that may incorporate this in one of the cards. There are many ways to work poetry in, if you like that, so we will see how it goes.
I am also planning on offering services for people- either readings, or something like the mentioned divinatory art creation. I’m not sure how that will come about, but again, we shall see.
Of course, I still have a bunch of projects I have started and that need to be worked on, so there is that type of post that will come up. I will also want to just do readings every once in a while, so it will be nice to be able to have a platform that accommodates all of that.
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