It’s taken a ridiculous amount of courage for me to start this blog. Not sure why – I guess it feels presumptuous somehow that I should think that I have something to say or show that others should see. But I’ve promised myself to be braver, and to declare that I am part of the mixed media community and that this little bit of the internet is for me. I work full-time, in a very non-creative field, and my time spent with my art is my sanity, but I feel very isolated in that world. This is partially my own fault, I can be somewhat introverted and am not a good joiner – I’ve not been a regular blog reader, as it’s been difficult for me to sacrifice what free time I have to actually create art. But as I’ve delved into the blog world recently, as the niggling thought that I should start my own became stronger and stronger, I’ve realized what a wonderful, nurturing, empowering community this is. This has made me want to be a part of it even more, not just to create my own blog, but to actually participate on others – that is my goal.