It's been a really good, honestly life-saving, and fun experience. After 1637 posts, covering 6 years and 2 months of my painting process, sharing the struggles, (the death of friends, the divorce, the empty nest, the move) and triumphs (the new job, the new city, the new love), I have decided to stop blogging.
Of the many transitions and changes along the way, the most powerful thing for me is how writing and painting have melded together as complimentary means to tell a whole story. Initially, I painted and wrote about the work. Then as the blog evolved, it transformed the paintings. Soon words started appearing in my paintings, and my paintings started to sprout from words! There was no division between the two disciplines.
I will continue writing and painting, because I love it...but I will be doing it without the internet exposure. There is a project I have in mind. And I am grateful to this blog- Showing up for the Muse- for pointing me in this new direction.
Thanks for all the great comments and emails and support along the way. So... to those of you who only keep track of me through the blog: we have to develop a new way of keeping in touch. I'm game for suggestions.