The self-conscious blogger: Getting started

Self-conscious in two ways; I’ve never been great at writing about myself knowing that people will read it, and also blogging about myself blogging like a self-conscious narrator, I’ve always liked those they’re quite fun.

Right, so I’m getting started. I’ve never written a blog before and, to be honest, I haven’t read that many either. I don’t really do endless hours of surfing the internet and finding interesting things. All in all I have no idea what I’m doing, so I’m hoping that either my little blog will stay hidden and untouched in obscurity or those who happen to stumble upon it will be kind and won’t judge.

I’m starting to get over the writing barrier, but the main concern is the technical issues. It took me at least three days to decide on a background and I’m still not convinced about this one. Neither have I quite got the hang of posting photos. Let’s just say it’s a work in progress and quite a steep learning curve. ‘A good opportunity for self-development and learning new skills.’ Kind of.

I think I might be getting the hang of this. Maybe…

The Sketchbook Project 2013

Last year a friend introduced me to Brooklyn art library and the sketchbook project. They sent me a sketchbook which I filled and sent back to them. It was quite different to anything I’d done before. Over the past few years my work has been getting bigger and  bigger and I was feeling daunted by the A5 sketchbook. Small and detailed is really not my strong point. My starting point was strangers, so I spent the summer (when I had the most time to work on it) procrastinating and trying to plan what I was going to do. Admittedly the end result was a bit rushed as I did most of it during my four week Christmas break before I had to send it back in January. Finally after almost a year my (kind of) completed sketchbook is on a road trip around the states and in the Sketchbook project’s digital library. Here’s the link:

http://www.sketchbookproject.com/library/12851#page-slide_1

Allie.