Many of us are white keys, the musical notes that are most common and what we hear the most on the keyboard. Some of us are black keys, those musical notes that are less common and give contrast to the expected melodies of life.
White keys without black keys are boring; black keys without white keys are too intense and unstructured.
White keys need black keys to complete a harmonious sound, and vice versa.
My friend Liz Hover encouraged me to sign up for a blogging challenge called Project52. Project52 is a blogging community that focuses bloggers to set a goal to write at least 1 new article per week for 1 year.
It is not a stretch for me to post weekly here. I already do that. Currently, I post 2-4 times a week.
Most of my posts, however, are very image rich, meaning that I post mostly images of my artwork, with some writing about them to give them context. Either I write about the process of creating the work, or I post a quote that gives a “Thought for the Day”.
I like to write about other things, however. Often, I am too lazy or too caught up in other activities to write about them here, however.
So my Project52 personal challenge is to write weekly about something beyond my images. I will continue to post the other things, but I want to add a new element to my blog.
I am calling it “Paradoxes, Purposes and Ponderances” because these are the things I intend to write about.
I am constantly amazed by the paradoxes and ironies in life. I seek to serve different purposes in the various directions of my life. And I often ponder about ideas, events, opportunities, etc.
So once a week, I intend to write about some idea or activity or poetic reflection here in this space. it maybe about my cats. It may be about my adventures with social media. It maybe about my journey to become a professional artist, balancing the creative as well as the business activities in which I must engage.
Or it may be just some stream of consciousness reflection or piece of poetry.
I might throw out some questions to get ideas from my readers.
Whatever I do, I intend to WRITE. Lets see where this new adventure takes me!