Social, to be or not to be…

press, Studio news/blog

This month marks my 1 year absence from Facebook.

Jeez, it sounds like those Alcoholics Anonymous confessions, but hang on… I’m not going to bore you with the details about the pro’s and con’s, all the reasons, doubts and fears from deciding on which social media platforms to use or not to use etc.

I have family members and friends that still enjoy using fb, and sometimes they send me images, or reminders that things are happening regardless of one is on it or not.

My brother send me this image he saw on fb:

Jip…my sculptures are hanging out with the Queen of Rock in South Africa, and believe that they are having a ball of a time.

If only sculptures could talk 😉

P.S think it is quite appropriate that the title of the sculpture featured is:

Exit to Exist

P.P.S…..I freakin’ love this song ….for all apparent reasons 😉

 

remember to breathe

Art portfolio- my work
"Remember to breathe" 2014 (74 x 51cm) Embroidery on rubber/inner tube

“Remember to breathe” 2014 (74 x 51cm) Embroidery on rubber/inner tube

There are 13 pieces in different stages of progress hanging, lying and standing in my studio at the moment.

13! It’s a good number, but it gets a bit frustrating since it feels like nothing’s close to completion….or it takes forever to finish a piece.

To take breaks in-between stitching I started a Facebook page.  Are you nuts you might ask, and rightly so since I do feel that all this social networking takes away valuable stitching time….and it does to a certain extent.

So why would one start a Facebook page since you are already on Twitter, Instagram , a Wix website and a blog.

Well that just it…I feel a bit all over the place.  I lost my Wix website password…as well as the Saatchi website password.  The Wix site feels a bit hard to maintain….would a Facebook page feel less so? I don’t know yet.  I’ll carry on with this blog for thoughts, feelings, and some sort of diary I guess, as well as sharing what’s up exhibition wise….Instagram I’ll use for uploading photos.  Twitter I use for quotes or random things I like to share.  The Facebook page I started to see where I’ve been art related and where I am going.  It helped putting things into perspective or so it feels.  Maybe it’s an illusion.  Time will tell…

Here is link to it: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rubber-rubber-on-the-wall/335733393251992

Like it or don’t like it – or even spread the word…it’s up to you, but please know that it’s still a work in progress… while I figure out what’s the point of all this.

You are welcome to share your thoughts while I remember to breathe. x