I am sure that there are lots of people like me who need a bit of a nudge to get going on being creative. I was really glad, then, to come across this rather delightful eccentric who has recorded a series of videos to nudge us into forgetting how 'precious' our art journals are. I have already been up to my wrists in oil pastel in response to Suzi Blu's call to be messy. She has made me fell like a kid playing mud pies again. Thank you, Suzi Blu.
I have to confess that I have a vested interested in the writer of the blog that I want to share in this entry. The Poet of Oz is my husband.
He hasn't added an entry to his blog for a very long time because he is caught up in the nasty, depressing world of being a sufferer of Parkinson's disease. Before the cocktail of drugs that he has to take to maintain some control over his body began to take control of his thought processes, he was a very talented wordsmith. A small sample of his poems can be found on his Poet of Oz blog.
Today, I want to draw your attention to a weblog call The Drawing Club, which was started by artist and tea drinker, Michael Nobbs. You can also read Michael's personal blog here.
The Drawing Club blog is a collaborative project. Each entry is contributed by one of the members of the associated Yahoo group. Each entry discusses some aspect of the contributor's expertise in the world of artistic self expression. The current entry by French Toast Girl draws readers attention to Michelangelo's birthday on 6 March and suggests an interesting way to celebrate the occasion.
Michael Nobbs own blog is also well worth a visit He has a great sense of humor and loves to add new bit of technology to his plethora of skills. Michael produces an occasional little mag/book called The Beany. It contains lots of his unique drawings and shares his interesting outlook on life. Get your hands on the current issues before it becomes a collectors item.
Since I have this space, why not use it for something interesting. I now have given it a name and a purpose. One of the nuns of the order that runs the school I work, referred to the the generations of girls who pass through our care as a string of pearls. The image appeals to me and I want to use the image to describe the many e-friends that I have made around the world since I have started my Scratches & Scribbles.
They are like a long string of shining pearls, stretched out across the world. I want to share some of their weblogs with anyone who might stumble over this writing.
The first one I would like to share is Trevor Romain's blog. If you really want to feel good then pop on over there for a read.
Hey there, I have to laugh about my blog name as I was looking for a Celtic name and Findabar is an Irish princess. Yet when I looked at it once it was accepted, I thought "oh boy I wonder what people are going to think!" Oh well, there are days a good shot of tequila is in order.