29 Jan Why I Blog? I Blog to Let in the Light
Although I have masters degrees both in Writing and in Visual Art, I actually prefer to be a painter [I figure: a picture is worth a thousand words]. Yet, painting is much harder for me than writing. Everything has to be aligned perfectly for me to paint. I must be in the correct mood. I must be rested. Preferably, I should paint first thing in the morning. Everything about me must be uncluttered. Clutter stifles me.
This past year, I had a rather bad winter [that is not unusual for me–I know that I must have seasonal depression]; and I have spent the past several months trying to get myself back on track. I have procrastinated [procrastination is an outgrowth of fear], and I have stumbled around in my disorganized house and studios [disorganization is an outgrowth of procrastination]. I finally decided that enough is enough, and a few weeks ago, I began blogging.
[Hint: If one type of expression is easier for you to do than another: Begin There! But be sure that you are not just hiding–and finding an excuse to procrastinate longer]
I began blogging, and it has helped by letting some light shine into my being. It has done this by reorganizing my thoughts so that I can regain my focus.
I think constantly, and I feel sure that many of you others do, too. If you are not overthinking now, your thinking cap may have become clogged by all the muddled thoughts that have churned and churned themselves into a knot. My brain becomes much like a box full of loose cords. [Question of the day: If the world has gone wireless, why is there still a huge, gnarled labyrinth of wires beneath my computer desk?] Unless I do something to organize my thoughts, my brain knots itself like my computer wires do, and I become paralyzed.
“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. ” – Mark Victor Hansen
The best way to organize your thoughts is to list them–to spell things out. A blog does just that. It allows you to list the things that are on your mind. It doesn’t even demand that the thoughts be logical or sequential. A blog is a perfect vessel to fill with the stream of your own consciousness–and then to watch that same stream float away. Your record of your thoughts is preserved on one of the largest and most reliable resources available–the world wide web. I have discovered that when I am able to “spell things out,” I can let the crippling thoughts within myself become uncluttered. Blogging releases the knot inside my head–the one that is imprisoning my spirit. Only then am I able to paint.
I Blog Because the Caged Bird Does Not Sing!
I blog for several reasons–and blogging achieves several goals for me:
However, the main reason that I blog is as follows: I am a Painter; yet, when I am not at peace, I am a Painter who has lost my vision. The disorganization and jumble of thoughts blind me and paralyze me. I have discovered that blogging helps to alleviate that problem.
Bottom line: I Blog to Paint! – Jacki Kellum
My painting Night Lily is about my rising out of some dark shadows. This time, I did it by painting.
Jacki Kellum Studios has teamed with Fine Art America, and now, you can buy some wonderful prints and accessories from the Jacki Kellum Painting Night Lily.
You can buy art prints of Night Lily in our Jacki Kellum Studios Shop at Fine Art America.
In the above image, you see the Jacki Kellum watercolor painting Night Lily printed on canvas that is stretched on a wooden frame. The canvas prints are delivered ready to display with hanging wires, mounting hooks, and nails.
The prints are sold either as stretched canvas prints or as paper prints that can be framed or not.
Fine Art America offers hundreds of frame and mat options.
I also love the accessories that have been created, using the Jacki Kellum watercolor Painting Night Lily.
The customers can select whether they want the image to be placed vertically or diagonally on the phones, and it is rather neat to see the types of close-ups and slices of art that are possible, simply by changing the phone’s orientation. By the way, these phone cases are made for every cell phone. And regardless of which phone case that you buy, you must also buy its matching portable battery charger, which allows you to recharge your phone or tablet when you are not near electricity.
By the way, the pillows come in 8 sizes and are available in either cotton or polyester. You can buy the pillows either with or without inserts.
The tote bags come in 3 sizes and are available in either cotton or polyester.
The Beach Towels Come in two sizes:
32″ x 64″
37″ x 74