It isn't enough that I have a personal website to post updates about my career. Or that Facebook lovingly houses photos of me as a 16-year-old. Or even that Twitter alerts you to my daily woes, or that Pinterest displays my favorite photos. No, no, I require an additional mode of communication with the digital world. And that, folks, is why I have created a blog.
Some of you may still be wondering why I have created a blog. Well, to be totally honest, it comes out of a need to synthesize the many different online personas I have unwittingly created. There is the Facebooker who posts hilarious YouTube videos (mostly featuring Patti LuPone), the designer who posts photos of DIY projects, and the educator who writes articles on arts integration. All of these things are important to me, and they all express some aspect of my work as an artist. So why not collect them all in one place?
And there's another reason: I enjoy writing (if you haven't caught onto that yet). And while writing in 140 characters is a fun challenge, sometimes you just gotta use more words. I can't promise they'll always be better words, but there will definitely be more of them. These words will no doubt cover topics such as art, teaching, yoga, coffee, design, music, photography, people, science, health, engineering, literature, adaptation, stories, work, web development, fashion, home decor, advertising, psychology, and education. My hope is that these seemingly-disparate topics will all inform one another, resulting in a collection of ramblings that actually provides some kind of insight.
Either that, or it's back to "cats in sinks."